More rain due after wet weekend

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Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times

Bunbury received more than 50 per cent of this month’s rainfall on Friday with 58mm of rain recorded in a 24-hour period.

From Friday morning to Monday morning a total of 84mm was recorded with more rain expected this week.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Tisha Winstanley said in the past 72 hours from Monday morning a total of 25.8mm rainfall had fallen.

“That is only for the last three days but on May 25 58mm was recorded,” she said.

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“The mean rainfall for the total of May is 99mm but you had 58mm in one day.

“The highest daily rainfall in May is 68mm which was recorded on May 27 1999.”

Ms Winstanley said a weak cold front was expected today.

“That will continue through Tuesday and that will start to clear away on Wednesday,” she said.

“Coming into Wednesday night and Thursday morning we have a more significant cold front coming through again.

“That is going to bring a bit of rain, stronger winds and it going to be persisting through Thursday, clearing Thursday night with some light showers in the wake of that.”

Ms Wistanley said it was difficult to tell if the front would bring the 125kmh winds felt in the region on Friday.

“There are certainly some strong winds associated with the front,” she said.

“It is too early to say if there will be a warning.”

“I expect it won’t be as strong as the last one, but it is certainly going to be a significant feature.”

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