Rain tumbles across WA, as too do the records

Perth records 2nd wettest day ever

Rain tumbles across WA, as too do the records

Our state has gone through one of the wettest days in history.

The Perth metro area got very close to the wettest day on record, with 114.2mm recorded.

Perth's wettest ever day was in February 1992 (120.8mm).

The Bureau of Meteorology also confirming that yesterday was the coldest February maximum on record, with the temperature only reaching 17.4 degrees.

Meanwhile, in the Upper Great Southern, that's where most of the rain was felt.

In the 24 hours to 9am this morning, Williams recorded 157.2mm of rain.

Breaking it down further, 140mm of that was recorded from 1am, while between 2am and 4am, 60.2mm poured into the gauge.

Top rainfall figures up to 9am this morning

  • Williams - 157.2mm
  • Wagin - 149.8mm
  • Jarrahdale - 114.2mm
  • Perth - 114.2mm
  • Medina - 107.2mm
  • Popanyinning - 95.0mm
  • Brookton - 89.2mm
  • Darkan - 86.6mm
  • Narrogin 84.2mm

Some parts of the Southwest have been without power due to the rains.

Anyone driving today is urged to take extra caution, with the likelihood water across roads right across the Wheatbelt and parts of the Southwest.

There is still a severe weather warning in place for heavy rainfall which includes Albany, Bunbury, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker and Narrogin.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
  • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
  • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
  • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
  • Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
  • Assess your home, car and property for damage.
  • If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
  • If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.
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