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Perth smashes 20-year rain record while Australia’s south east battered with cold winds

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Perth has smashed its 20-year rain record for July with more wet weather on the way while Australia’s south-east shivers through even more hazardous wind conditions over the coming days.

The Western Australian capital city has copped 184.2mm of rain so far this month after 18 straight days of downpour – eclipsing the previous record of 182.6mm in 2001.

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

Meanwhile, a cold front is sweeping across the south-east with hazardous wind conditions to hit New South Wales on Wednesday while Victoria and Tasmania will see icy cold temperatures and even hail.

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

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

Perth has smashed its 20-year rain record for July with more wet weather on the way while Australia's south-east is set to shiver through hazardous wind conditions over the coming days (pictured flooding in Perth earlier this month)

Perth has smashed its 20-year rain record for July with more wet weather on the way while Australia’s south-east is set to shiver through hazardous wind conditions over the coming days (pictured flooding in Perth earlier this month)

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

‘There’s been quite a lot of rain in Perth so flooding is possible overnight but there’s a low chance,’ he said.

Earlier this month some streets in Perth and southern parts of WA were submerged in water as floods swept through.

A home in the coastal town of Eagle Bay, 256km south of Perth, had its entire roof torn off by what locals described as a ‘tornado’.

Others cars were seen almost completely submerged in shopping centre car parks while there were nearly 700 homes 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 were slowly becoming trapped underwater.

Meanwhile over in Australia’s south-east, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and NSW are facing a freezing cold and windy week ahead. 

Australia is in for an icy cold week with the south-east to see damaging winds and very low temperatures (pictured, the forecast for Wednesday)

Australia is in for an icy cold week with the south-east to see damaging winds and very low temperatures (pictured, the forecast for Wednesday)

Earlier this month some streets in Perth and southern parts of WA were submerged in water as floods swept through

Earlier this month some streets in Perth and southern parts of WA were submerged in water as floods swept through

There were more than 100 calls for help during flooding earlier this month in WA and some residents had to be rescued from their cars that were slowly becoming trapped underwater

There were more than 100 calls for help during flooding earlier this month in WA and some residents had to be rescued from their cars that were slowly becoming trapped underwater

‘The strongest winds will be on the New South Wales coast early tomorrow morning and into the afternoon,’ Mr McIntosh said.

‘These winds will be whipping up some big seas with severe weather warnings in place.’

Warnings for damaging surf conditions have been put in place for parts of NSW while Sydney is set to have a minimum of just 4C on Thursday.

Temperatures in the capital city will reach tops of 15C on Wednesday and 17C in the days to follow.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Dean Narramore said Victoria will see similar weather with hail and snow forecast.

‘The front is currently racing across Victoria and Tasmania with a band of rain and cold winds,’ he said.

Perth residents are seen trying to make it through floodwaters earlier this month

Perth residents are seen trying to make it through floodwaters earlier this month

A family are seen walking through floodwaters in Perth earlier this month

A family are seen walking through floodwaters in Perth earlier this month

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

‘This will move across NSW later on Tuesday into Wednesday with showers, damaging winds and snow possible along much of the NSW ranges.’

The forecaster said snow will fall down to 500m in Tasmania, 600m in Victoria and 800m in NSW’s central tablelands.

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

Pictured is a home in Eagle Bay, WA that lost its roof during torrential rain in July

Pictured is a home in Eagle Bay, WA that lost its roof during torrential rain in July

Melbourne will see showers in the next few days with maximum temperatures lingering around the early teens.

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

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

Temperatures will stay at a maximum of 13C in the Tasmanian capital with some showers also expected for Hobart.

Canberra will be the coldest with -4C forecast as the minimum on Thursday with the city reaching tops of 11C on Wednesday and Thursday.

As always the Top End will escape the miserable weather and see sunny days reaching 30C and higher over 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

CANBERRA

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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