Some years winter arrives with a whimper, some years with a bang, and that’s certainly what we got over the WA Day long weekend!
After a very dry first half of 2023, we copped a much-needed soaking from mid-Sunday afternoon, with a total 71.2 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am this morning.
Most of that was thanks to an array of storms that barraged their way onto the city, flooding sections of the Mitchell Freeway, underground car parks and more.
That figure is the wettest day of any month in Perth since January 16 of 2018 (the remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Joyce), and the wettest day in June since June 25, 1986!
According to Weatherzone.net, the storms also brought with them 464 lighting strikes within 50km of Perth, including one that set a car on fire in a Bunnings car park, and the hail storms are getting out of control:
The forecast looks unsurprisingly wet and windy for the rest of the week, including a chilly 14 degrees today, with rain and sub-20 degree temps expected right through the week.