The rain was welcomed by many residents but was nowhere near enough to make up for an extremely dry month of July.
Last month was Bunbury’s second driest July on record with a total of 55.4 mms, well under the average expected rainfall of 166.5 mms.
Bureau of Meteorology climate control officer John Relf said it was a worry that the city had to wait half a month to receive any decent rainfall and its total was only 33 per cent of a normal July month.
Mr Relf said last month was the driest July Bunbury had weathered since just 49.2 mms fell on the city in 1918.
The clear skies had a significant impact on the city’s rainfall for the year so far with a seven month total of 387 mms, compared to the expected average of 550.3 mms.
The lack of rain came with chilly weather as Bunbury shivered through 15 nights of less than one degree temperatures.
The coldest night was just 0.1 degree on July 18 but two nights later the city experienced its warmest night of the month with 12.8 degrees.
The coldest day of the month fell on July 10 at 13.4 degrees and the warmest day hit 21.6 degrees on July 21.
Mr Relf said Monday night’s rain would be followed by showers through the week and into next week but they would not be strong fronts.
“Unless rainfall of Noah’s ark proportions falls on Bunbury, we won’t make up for July’s deficit,” Mr Relf said.