In July 1926, suburban floods caused widespread damage across Perth, Western Australia, and surrounds. You can help Climate History Australia uncover more extreme weather events like this from the 1800s. Source: State Library of Western Australia, BA2930.

Climate History Australia are looking for volunteers to help develop Australia’s longest daily weather record from the globally recognised climate change ‘hot spot’ of Perth in southwestern Australia.

This project will help scientists reconstruct Perth’s daily weather from 1830 to the present day. These historical records are critical for understanding Australia’s pre-industrial climate, and how climate change has impacted extreme weather events.

To date, the majority of historical data recovery efforts in the region have centered on the colonial centres of south-eastern Australia. 

Combined with the important geographic location for understanding how weather systems move across southern Australia, there’s a strong case for increasing data rescue efforts in the south-west.

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