#Perth weather: City to cop an April drenching as rains arrive

Screenshot from 2018-04-17 12-29-02.pngAT Perth beaches this month, it may have appeared we were a city of endless summers.

But this weekend the curtains will finally close on our sunny April, with WA to be bucketed with almost a month’s worth of rainfall in just two days.

Parts of the South West and Great Southern are forecast to cop up to 15mm a day on Saturday and Sunday, while Perth may be drenched with up to 10mm a day.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Angus Moore said the rain would be coupled with a strong breeze, while temperatures will not shift above the low 20s.

“It’s looking like the first serious front we’ve had so far getting into the cooler months of the year,” he said.

“It arrives late at night (on Friday) and goes through the night and into Sunday.”

Areas from Mandurah to Walpole, including Bunbury and the South West, are forecast to cop the heaviest falls.

So far, Perth has recorded just 0.6mm of rain, well short of the April average of 36.3mm.

The city’s last significant rainfall was on January 16, when a whopping 96.2mm was recorded.

Mr Moore said we may be on track to hit the rainfall average with another front on the horizon.

“At this stage we’re looking at the possibility of a system moving through mid next week,” he said.

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