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Perth climate: Metro area to get rain for first time since November

Brace yourself, Perth.

It may not quite be a deluge, but most of the west coast, including the metro area, is about to get more rain over the next few days than it has since November.

After a balmy 36C Friday, with a minimum expected overnight temperature of 21C, lingering ex-tropical cyclone Charlotte is set to bring rain, and thunderstorm activity to Perth, at least for the weekend.

“After a long, hot, dry summer we’re about to see some rain,” Bureau of Meteorology Duty Forecaster Jessica Lingard said.

“Even if it’s just 5 millimetres, because we haven’t seen rain since November, it will be significant.”

A decent downpour is expected in the early hours of Saturday morning before scattered showers make way for “possible thunder and lighting” for the metro area.

Up to 15 millimeters of rain is expected on Saturday.

Over the weekend, and into next week temperatures in Perth are set to hover around a “muggy” 30C, with isolated showers, before the wet weather eases off on Thursday.

PERTH FORECAST (Source: BOM)

Friday: 36C, sunny

Saturday: 31C, showers

Sunday: 29C, early showers

Monday: 30C, showers

Tuesday: 30C, showers

Wednesday: 30C, showers

Thursday: 30C, showers

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