Perth - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





This page lists the heaviest rainfalls and wettest days of each year in Perth, Western Australia. The information answers questions like: When was the last time Perth got more than three millimetres of rain in a single day? What was the heaviest rainfall of 2018 or a century ago?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Perth and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of rain also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1880. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 132.1 millimetres (5.2 inches) on February 9, 1992.

Since 1945 the rainfall extremes were observed at Perth Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Perth.

Most rain in one day for recent years in Perth
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.8 August 10, 2020   46.0
1.7 June 23, 2019 43.7
3.6 January 16, 2018 90.2
2.9 February 10, 2017 74.7
1.4 May 21, 2016 36.6
1.6 May 18, 2015 39.9
1.9 August 30, 2014 + 47.2
1.7 September 07, 2013 42.7
1.3 September 04, 2012 32.3
1.5 June 25, 2011 37.3
3.0 July 11, 2010 76.7
Highest daily rainfall recorded at Perth each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.1 July 19, 2009 26.9
2.1 April 06, 2008 52.3
1.7 April 16, 2007 42.9
0.9 August 15, 2006 23.6
1.9 May 19, 2005 47.5
1.4 May 10, 2004 36.3
1.6 August 11, 2003 40.4
2.4 April 17, 2002 61.0
3.9 July 30, 2001 99.1
2.4 January 22, 2000 60.7
1.4 August 18, 1999 34.3
1.4 August 29, 1998 35.8
1.6 September 06, 1997 41.7
1.6 June 19, 1996 40.6
2.4 October 18, 1995 60.2
1.9 August 04, 1994 48.5
1.6 May 28, 1993 39.9
5.2 February 09, 1992 132.1
1.7 April 10, 1991 41.9
2.0 January 29, 1990 51.6
1.7 August 18, 1989 42.2
2.5 July 24, 1988 62.7
3.8 July 29, 1987 97.3
2.9 February 22, 1986 74.7
1.7 July 01, 1985 42.4
2.4 September 14, 1984 59.7
2.1 June 28, 1983 52.3
1.6 January 21, 1982 39.6
1.8 May 25, 1981 44.5
1.9 June 22, 1980 49.3
1.3 June 23, 1979 32.0
1.9 July 15, 1978 49.0
2.6 August 08, 1977 66.3
1.5 April 12, 1976 37.8
1.6 July 27, 1975 39.9
1.3 July 02, 1974 32.5
1.5 July 18, 1973 39.1
1.5 June 14, 1972 38.6
1.8 October 21, 1971 46.5
2.0 May 31, 1970 49.8
2.3 June 28, 1969 59.2
1.9 June 13, 1968 48.3
3.0 June 26, 1967 77.0
1.6 July 14, 1966 39.9
2.1 June 27, 1965 53.3
1.8 August 04, 1964 45.5
2.2 May 25, 1963 55.4
1.5 June 23, 1962 38.9
1.5 June 27, 1961 36.8
1.3 March 27, 1960 31.8
1.4 June 06, 1959 36.1
1.7 July 06, 1958 43.9
1.8 April 22, 1957 45.0
1.4 May 13, 1956 35.8
2.1 February 17, 1955 53.6
1.7 August 23, 1954 42.2
1.6 May 24, 1953 40.6
1.6 June 24, 1952 40.1
1.5 June 02, 1951 39.1
1.6 May 05, 1950 40.6
1.5 August 08, 1949 37.8
2.1 July 30, 1948 54.4
3.1 June 15, 1947 78.0
1.5 July 27, 1946 37.1
3.1 June 10, 1945 78.2
1.6 August 11, 1944 41.7
1.9 August 23, 1943 48.5
3.0 May 17, 1942 76.2
1.7 September 19, 1941 42.9
1.7 June 13, 1940 42.4
1.9 May 17, 1939 48.3
1.4 November 02, 1938 34.8
2.4 August 23, 1937 60.2
2.3 May 22, 1936 58.2
1.4 May 06, 1935 35.8
3.0 March 09, 1934 77.0
1.7 October 03, 1933 43.9
2.0 July 16, 1932 51.3
2.2 May 09, 1931 55.6
2.2 July 04, 1930 54.9
2.2 May 03, 1929 54.9
2.5 July 17, 1928 64.5
1.8 June 17, 1927 46.5
1.9 May 18, 1926 47.2
2.0 June 29, 1925 51.8
1.4 June 07, 1924 35.6
2.2 June 05, 1923 55.1
2.5 May 28, 1922 63.5
2.2 May 10, 1921 55.1
3.9 June 10, 1920 99.1
2.7 June 06, 1919 68.6
2.0 June 08, 1918 51.8
2.2 July 05, 1917 56.4
1.6 May 29, 1916 39.4
1.8 May 05, 1915 44.7
1.5 June 04, 1914 36.8
2.2 June 21, 1913 55.6
1.9 July 04, 1912 47.8
1.9 July 31, 1911 47.8
1.7 July 25, 1910 42.4
2.1 August 16, 1909 53.3
1.9 May 19, 1908 48.0
2.1 June 20, 1907 53.3
1.7 July 09, 1906 42.4
1.7 May 26, 1905 43.9
2.6 April 30, 1904 66.5
2.8 August 07, 1903 70.9
2.3 July 03, 1902 58.2
2.2 July 11, 1901 56.4
2.7 June 16, 1900 67.3
1.8 June 21, 1899 45.2
1.4 August 03, 1898 36.6
1.8 May 14, 1897 44.7
1.3 July 27, 1896 34.0
1.7 June 18, 1895 44.2
1.2 July 24, 1894 31.2
2.1 May 03, 1893 52.8
2.3 August 28, 1892 57.4
3.0 July 04, 1891 76.2
2.4 June 09, 1890 62.0
2.5 April 21, 1889 64.3
1.7 December 01, 1888 43.7
2.7 May 31, 1887 68.6
1.5 June 05, 1886 38.6
1.6 May 20, 1885 41.7
1.6 June 22, 1884 40.6
2.2 April 18, 1883 55.4
1.7 July 05, 1882 43.4
1.8 June 27, 1881 45.7
1.7 June 13, 1880 43.2
Reference

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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