Perth weather: More rain on the way after weekend flooding
Perth is bracing for yet another cold front to bring rain from Wednesday night but the Bureau of Meteorology is tipping the wet weather won’t compare to the drenching Perth and the South West region received at the weekend.
Heavy rains on Saturday led to river levels rising and flood warnings issued in the South West, as the downpour concentrated in a “very narrow band” around the area.
Most areas south of the Pilbara received rain, but the South West town of Jarrahwood, east of Busselton, had the most, with a record breaking 113.2 millimetres falling on Saturday.
Perth received 32.8 millimetres of rain on the same day.
BOM spokesman Neil Bennett said more rain was on the way, with the forecast predicting showers on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a 20 per cent chance of more rain across the weekend.
“We had a cold front move through on Saturday,” he said.
“We have another frontal system feature to move up during the late part of Wednesday and into Thursday which will introduce some more showery activity into the region.
“So we’ve got more rain to come but it’s going to be nowhere near as heavy as the falls we got over the weekend.”
State Emergency Service volunteers on Saturday morning had received five calls for help, mainly for minor water damage in the Busselton and surrounding areas.
The flooding led to several roads being closed in the South West.http://www.people24x7.org/perth-weather-more-rain-on-the-way-after-weekend-flooding/GENERAL