City gets month’s worth of rain in one day

An Australian city has received an extraordinary drenching, surpassing the average March rainfall in just 24 hours.

Thunderstorms drenched Perth on Western Australia’s Labour Day public holiday, surpassing the average rainfall total for March in just 24 hours.

Between 9am Monday and 9am Tuesday, Perth recorded 26.2mm of rain, smashing the 19.7mm average for March.

The March rainfall record was in 1935 when 145.2mm fell, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

More wild weather is expected for most of the week, before clearing in time for the weekend.



Max: 31

Shower or two, possible storm

Possible rainfall: 1-5mm


Min: 21

Max: 26

Showers, possible storm

Possible rainfall: 6-20mm


Min: 20

Max: 25

Shower or two, possible storm

Possible rainfall: 3-15mm


Min: 20

Max: 27

Partly cloudy

Chance of rain: 20 per cent.

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