Perth braced for wet weekend as heavy rain forecast

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SAY goodbye to the sunshine and grab your umbrellas this weekend, because winter is coming.

After a good run of autumn weather, it appears Perth is set to get it’s first dose of heavy rain over the weekend.

Possible showers are forecast for Friday, while Saturday has a 60% chance of potentially up to 3 mm of rainfall predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), plus the chance of a thunderstorm.

However, Sunday looms as Perth’s first real taste of winter, with the BOM predicting a high chance of showers or a thunderstorm in the morning.

They are currently predicting a 90% chance of rain and expect Perth to be hit with anywhere between 5 and 15mm of rainfall.

While there is a chance of rain on Monday, it currently looks as if the wet weather will ease off next week.