Perth breaks 20-year rain record as southeastern Australia is ravaged by cold winds

Perth has broken its 20-year rain record for July with more wet weather on the way, as southeastern Australia shudders in the coming days from even more dangerous wind conditions.

Western Australia’s capital has received 184.2mm of rain so far this month after 18 consecutive days of torrential downpours – more than the previous record of 182.6mm in 2001.

The city is expected to be soaked to 200mm in total this month, with more than a week to go in July.

Meanwhile, a cold front moves across the southeast with dangerous wind conditions to hit New South Wales on Wednesday, while Victoria and Tasmania will see frigid temperatures and even hail.

Temperatures are expected to drop below 0C in parts of central NSW, Victoria and even Queensland on Thursday morning, according to the BoM.

Perth has broken its 20-year rain record for July with more wet weather on the way, while southeastern Australia will shiver in the coming days from dangerous wind conditions (photo flooding in Perth earlier this month)

Perth has broken its 20-year rain record for July with more wet weather on the way, while southeastern Australia will shiver in the coming days from dangerous wind conditions (photo flooding in Perth earlier this month)

Weatherzone meteorologist Craig McIntosh told Daily Mail Australia that rain in WA would ease in the coming days but would return with the next front on Friday.

“There has been quite a bit of rain in Perth so flooding is possible overnight but the chances are slim,” he said.

Earlier this month, some streets in Perth and southern parts of WA were flooded as floods broke out.

A house in the coastal town of Eagle Bay, 156 miles south of Perth, had its entire roof ripped off by what locals described as a ‘tornado’.

Other cars were almost completely submerged in mall parking garages, while nearly 700 homes were without power in suburbs, including Lower Chittering, Koondoola and Belmont.

There were more than 100 calls for help and some residents had to be rescued from their cars that slowly became trapped under water.

Meanwhile, southeastern Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and NSW have a frigid and windy week ahead.

Australia faces a frigid week with the southeast seeing damaging winds and very low temperatures (photo, Wednesday's forecast)

Australia faces a frigid week with the southeast seeing damaging winds and very low temperatures (photo, Wednesday’s forecast)

Earlier this month, some streets in Perth and southern parts of WA were flooded as flooding came through

Earlier this month, some streets in Perth and southern parts of WA were flooded as flooding came through

There were over 100 calls for help during flooding earlier this month in WA and some residents had to be rescued from their cars that slowly became trapped under water

There were over 100 calls for help during flooding earlier this month in WA and some residents had to be rescued from their cars that slowly became trapped under water

“Early morning and afternoon will be the strongest winds on the New South Wales coast,” said Mr McIntosh.

“This wind will stir up some great seas with severe weather warnings.”

Warnings for harmful surfing conditions have been set for parts of NSW, while Sydney will have a minimum of 4C on Thursday.

Temperatures in the capital will rise to 15 degrees on Wednesday and 17 degrees in the following days.

Dean Narramore of the Bureau of Meteorology said Victoria will see similar weather with hail and snow forecasts.

“The front is currently raging across Victoria and Tasmania with a swath of rain and cold winds,” he said.

Perth residents try to get through flooding earlier this month

Perth residents try to get through flooding earlier this month

Earlier this month, a family was seen in flooding in Perth

Earlier this month, a family was seen in flooding in Perth

Much colder temperatures will follow the front with small hail, thunderstorms and snow to low levels.

“This will move across NSW later Tuesday to Wednesday with showers, damaging winds and possible snow along much of the NSW ranges.”

The forecaster said snow will fall to 500 meters in Tasmania, 600 meters in Victoria and 800 meters in the central plateaus of NSW.

Temperatures are expected to drop below 0C in parts of central NSW, Victoria and even Queensland on Thursday morning, according to the BoM.

Pictured is a house in Eagle Bay, WA that lost its roof during torrential rains in July

Pictured is a house in Eagle Bay, WA that lost its roof during torrential rains in July

Melbourne will see showers in the coming days with maximum temperatures around the early teens.

Brisbane will also cope with the cold weather with a low of just 5C forecast for Thursday and 9C on Friday.

Adelaide will also have cold weather with thunderstorms expected for Thursday and temperatures around 13C in the coming days.

Temperatures in the Tasmanian capital will remain at a maximum of 13C and some showers are also expected for Hobart.

Canberra will be the coldest with a forecast of -4C as a minimum on Thursday, while the city will reach highs of 11C on Wednesday and Thursday.

As always, the Top End will escape the miserable weather and see sunny days that reach 30C and above for the next week.

WEATHER IN YOUR CITY

SYDNEY

Tuesday: Min 9C, Max 15C, cloudy

Wednesday: Min 9C, Max 15C, windy

Thursday: Min 4C, Max 17C, sunny

CANBERRAE

Tuesday: Min 1C, Max 11C, showers

Wednesday: Min 1C, Max 11C, sunny

Thursday: Min -4C, Max 11C, sunny

MELBOURNE

Tuesday: Min 7C, Max 9C, Rain

Wednesday: Min 7C, Max 13C, showers

Thursday: Min 5C, Max 12C, Cloudy

HOBART

Tuesday: Min 4C, Max 9C, showers

Wednesday: Min 3C, Max 13C, showers

Thursday: Min 6C, Max 13C, Cloudy

BRISBANE

Tuesday: Min 9C, Max 20C, cloudy

Wednesday: Min 10C, Max 17C, windy

Thursday: Min 5C, Max 20C, sunny

PERTH

Tuesday: Min 13C, Max 16C, rain

Wednesday: Min 12C, Max 20C, rain

Thursday: Min 9C, Max 18C, Rain

DARWIN

Tuesday: Min 19C, Max 33C, sunny

Wednesday: Min 19C, Max 33C, sunny

Thursday: Min 18C, Max 32C, sunny

ADELAIDE

Tuesday: Min 5C, Max 14C, sunny

Wednesday: Min 4C, Max 13C, cloudy

Thursday: Min 6C, Max 11C, Rain

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