Perth records its wettest winter in fifteen years

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The wettest August in decades has capped off Perth's wettest winter since 2003, with the city recording 455.0mm for the season as of Wednesday afternoon, with only a few mm expected for the remainder of the month.

Frequent cold fronts produced bursts of showers throughout the season, with dry spells rarely lasting anymore than a week.

Whilst June was very close to average, July (and especially August), saw above average rain days and rainfall totals, with the city seeing its wettest August since 1992.

This has immensely helped the dam levels across the Perth catchment, which at 52 percent is the highest level its been in nine years.

It's refreshing to see some parts of the country are seeing rain, after many parts of the nation's east are seeing one of their driest winters on record.

Image 1: Southern wet season rainfall recorded across Western Australia to Wednesday 29th August, 2018

Southern wet season rainfall recorded across Western Australia to Wednesday 29th August, 2018

 

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