Mandurah’s rainy days set to ease just in time for the weekend

Mandurah residents can look forward to their first sunny weekend in some time with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a zero per cent chance of rain over Saturday and Sunday.

The city will be battered with wet weather in the lead up to it, however, with Thursday and Friday both set to drench Peel region with downpours.

The rain fell thick and fast in the early hours of Thursday morning and is expected to continue throughout the remainder of the day and into Friday morning.

But if the forecast holds true Mandurah will at least enjoy some sunny (albeit cold) weather over the weekend, before the rains resume on Monday.

The wet start to the month has the city on track to break its rainfall record for August, which was set in 2004 when the total hit 153.2 millimetres.

Through the first eight days of August the Bureau has recorded 45.8mm, putting in on a course to finish with just a shade over 174mm by the end of the month.

It’s also been a particularly cold start to August for Mandurah residents, who have shivered through an average maximum temperature of 15.9 degrees Celsius, more than two degrees lower than the month’s mean of 18.1.