Wet start to November

MANDURAH fell just 0.4mm short of the record for the wettest start to a November last weekend with 38mm falling over the first five days.

The record wettest start to a November was set 47 years ago in 1965 where 38.4mm fell on the City.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) the wet weather is out of character.

“The whole month’s average plus more was achieved in just five days so there is still the rest of the month to go,” information officer John Relf said.

Last year 45mm fell on Mandurah for the month of November and with the early rainfall, the City is well on track to meet that mark for consecutive years.

With a monthly average of just 23mm, last weekend’s downpour has ensured the wet start to November makes up for the dry October from last month.

Mandurah received just 27.2mm of rain for the entire month of October, well shy of the 50.4mm average.

BoM figures showed Mandurah had received more rainfall than the entire spring average of 156.3mm.

Already the City is sitting at 157.6mm with more rainfall expected before spring is out.

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