Confirming we are in drought-mode in Perth right now and especially at our place in Hamilton Hill.
"A sprinkle of rain, finally, after '102-day drought'."
"After more than 100 days in Perth without rain, a few drops have been felt in some suburbs early this morning, Picture" Theo Fakos Source: News Limited.
Light rain has fallen in some northern and eastern suburbs of Perth but it wasn't enough to wet the ground. (Incidentally we live in a south-west suburb of Perth, just south-east of Fremantle, so no rain at our place, not even a drop).
"Isolated showers with the chance of thunderstorms" were forecast for the city this morning and the Bureau of Meteorology radar showed a cluster of rain clouds - but they failed to deliver the goods.
There have been reports of rain in the northern suburbs early this morning, including Kinross and Inglewood. Another "Perth Now" reader reported a heavy shower in Kalamunda.
Between 8.30am an 9am, the Bureau's gauge at Mt Lawley recorded 0.2mm, which was the first official rain in Perth for 55 days - since 0.2mm fell on January 16 this year.
Senior forecaster Neil Bennett said there had been just four "rain days" going back to October 20 when Perth had 18.2mm.
Since then, just 12.4 mm has fallen ----- 10.2mm on 30 November; 1.8mm on 1 December 0.2mm on 16 January and 0.2mm today."