Autumn is certainly throwing its weight around.

As soon as we hit March 1, the weather switch flicked and a slow-moving trough from up north proceeded to dump its load over Perth.

That day, Perth exceeded its long-term monthly average rainfall for the whole of March, with 25.6mm in the gauge along with a light show and plenty of thunder.

Northam got the deluge of its life on Tuesday night, recording 39mm in just an hour, more than twice its monthly average.

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But it’s the Pilbara who said a firm ‘hold my beer’ with falls of up to 100mm since the start of the week.

And there’s more on the way.

Like way more.

A Bunnings-level umbrella will be needed as the metro area is likely to double (and potentially even triple) its monthly rainfall average by the end of the week.

The forecast for the rest of today:

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  • Max, 23

Squally winds and moderate to heavy falls possible. Winds easterly 25 to 40 km/h.

Thursday

  • Min, 19
  • Max, 26

Partly cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day.

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