Perth weather: Temperatures plunge as city records coldest morning in two years

Staff reporterThe West Australian
VideoPerth woke to a frosty 2.3C on Tuesday

Temperatures plunged to near freezing in parts of Perth this morning as the city shivered through its coldest day in two years.

Residents in Jandakot woke to an icy 0.2C at 6.05am, while those headed to the airport endured 0.5C.

The Perth station recorded 1.9C while Rottnest enjoyed a positively balmy 11.5C.

The last time Perth recorded a colder temperature was on May 19 in 2019 when the Perth station recorded 1.6C. The record is minus 0.7C.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Noel Puzey said clear skies, light winds and the winter solstice had all combined to push temperatures lower.

He also said Perth residents could expect the chilly conditions to continue for the next couple of days, before forecast rain arrives on Sunday.

The trying conditions come after wet weekend and start to the week during which much of the South West was lashed by wind and rain.

The downpour caused flash flooding in Albany and Denmark which received more than 100mm in some areas in the 24 hours to 9am on Monday.

June rainfall records were broken on Rottnest Island on Sunday which received 61.2mm and in Northcliffe on Monday after it copped a 68.8mm drenching.

Most of WA, bar the Kimberley, is experiencing cold weather conditions, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, with daytime maximums below 15 degrees felt as far north as the Pilbara.

In the north of the state a band of mid-level cloud was expected to bring rain to the eastern and central Pilbara on Monday and the Kimberley today, with Broome forecast to receive 10-20mm of rain tomorrow.

Rain and gale force winds are expected along the Esperance coast today.

PERTH FORECAST

Tuesday: 15C, partly cloudy

Wednesday: 5-17C, partly cloudy

Thursday: 5-17C, mostly sunny

Friday: 5-18C, partly cloudy

Saturday: 6-20C, partly cloudy

Sunday: 8-21C, shower or two

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