This report from local newspaper, The West Australian:
Record rain brings relief
7th February 2008, 11:45 WST
Perth has recorded its wettest February in 16 years.
The deluge dumped 31.8mm on the city in just six hours causing traffic chaos and bringing relief to gardens and residents across the city.
But the much awaited cooler conditions are not expected to last with a return to stiffling heat expected tomorrow.
The record for February, for 1992, sits at 131mm.
Bureau spokesman John Relf said the difference between the weather out look from yesterday to today was "unbelievable".
“Everything has changed in the past 24 hours,” he said.
“What a difference a day can make, yesterday there was nothing.”
Perth has also exceeded its 35mm summer average to so far record 49.8mm since the beginning of December that included a 48 day run without any rain.