Severe weather warning issued as Perth gets set to smash August rainfall average

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PERTH’s dams are in for a treat this week, but residents are being urged to batten down the hatches with a severe weather warning issued for the city.

The Bureau of Meteorology said  a strong westerly flow and cold air mass in the wake of a cold front is developing over the south west of the state.

The front could cause damaging winds of up to 100km per hour and cause damage to homes and property.

The front was expected to ease in the afternoon.

The city is also set to break through its average August rainfall by next Monday.

Perth was drenched overnight, and since 9am yesterday we’ve recorded 47.2mm of rain.

That brings the monthly total to just shy of 80mm, with a monthly average of 133.1mm.

The Bureau has tipped between 15 and 30mm to fall today, while another cold front at the weekend is predicted to cause heavy falls.

The deluge also follows a wetter than average July, where 172.6mm fell compared to an average of 168.4mm.

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