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Perth's wettest June in six years

Ben Domensino, Wednesday June 27, 2018 - 14:30 AEST

Perth is having its wettest June since 2012, after the heaviest rain in five years soaked parts of Western Australia during the last 24 hours.

A cold front caused widespread falls of 10-30mm from Lancelin down to Cape Leeuwin and inland to about Narrogin during the 24 hours to 9am on Wednesday. Bunbury's 63mm during this time was the heaviest in the state and the city's highest daily total since December 2012.

Perth collected 15mm up to 9am, which is its best rain in just over two weeks and brings this month's running total to 113mm. This is now Perth's wettest June since 2012.

While it has been a good month of rain in Perth compared to recent years, it's still drier than usual by historical standards.

The long-term average rainfall for June is 173mm when combining data from the current Perth Metro site, which opened in 1993, and the old Regional Office site, which ran from 1876 to 1992.

Perth hasn't exceeded its long-term June monthly average rainfall since 2005, when 251mm reached the gauge.

- Weatherzone

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