Weekend weather: Rain to drench Mandurah as travel restrictions ease

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting up to 40mm of rain for Mandurah across the coming Sunday and Monday. Photo: Shutterstock.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting up to 40mm of rain for Mandurah across the coming Sunday and Monday. Photo: Shutterstock.

Western Australia's first weekend of eased travel restrictions looks set to be dampened by a heavy dose of rain.

A low pressure system spinning in the Indian Ocean looks set to bring some wild weather to Mandurah and surrounding areas, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting a sunny Saturday before rain pommels the city on Sunday.

The current BOM forecast states Mandurah could be hit by up to 25 millimetres of rain on Sunday, a mark that if reached would double the city's total rainfall for the month of May so far in a single day.

That rain is expected to leak into Monday, with a 95 per cent of showers set to potentially bring a further 15mm down on the city.

Northeasterly winds of up to 30 kilometres per hour are also expected.

The wet weather will come as an influx of traffic hits the road across regional WA, with residents likely to make the most of the first weekend with eased travel restrictions.

The rain could be a welcome sight though, with the Peel region currently on track to fall well below its average rainfall for the month of May.

For more information on weather forecasts or to stay up-to-date visit bom.gov.au

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