Perth’s dry May comes to a wet end

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PERTH’s chances of recording its driest ever May look over, with heavy rain and storms predicted from late Thursday.

So far this month the city has recorded just 6.2mm, with the lowest on record the 14.1mm recorded in May 1964.

But while a top of 28 and clear skies are on the cards for today, all that will change on Thursday evening.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a top of 28 tomorrie, but with a 90 per cent chance of rain tomorrow evening, with the likelihood of a thunderstorm bringing 15-25mm of rain.

The rain is expected to continue into Friday (20-35mm expected) with a top of 19 degrees.

The showers should ease somewhat on Saturday, but there is still rain tipped for Saturday, Sunday and Monday before a fine day on Tuesday.