How we kept cool in the heat

Clockwise from top left: Beating the heat at Adventure World; Rohan Davis and Brett Christmas make a splash; Ashlyn Davies, Sophia Vetrone and Shayla Rees paddling away in canoes; skateboarders Jack and Daniel Blacow; the Lun family on ice; a packed Coogee Beach.  Pictures: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d463707
How we kept cool in the heat
How we kept cool in the heat
How we kept cool in the heat
How we kept cool in the heat
How we kept cool in the heat
How we kept cool in the heat
How we kept cool in the heat
How we kept cool in the heat
Clockwise from top left: Beating the heat at Adventure World; Rohan Davis and Brett Christmas make a splash; Ashlyn Davies, Sophia Vetrone and Shayla Rees paddling away in canoes; skateboarders Jack and Daniel Blacow; the Lun family on ice; a packed Coogee Beach. Pictures: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d463707

THE people of Perth braved the sizzling hot weather last week, finding a range of ways to keep cool and make the most of the school holidays.

The mercury topped 40C in Perth on January 3 and 4, following a 37-degree day on January 2.

Outer suburbs were even hotter. Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster James Ashley said hot air had come from inland WA, dragged to the coast by north-easterly winds.

The hot weather encouraged plenty to the water. Hundreds packed Coogee Beach, while Point Walter was also popular with families.

The Cockburn Ice Arena offered refuge from the heat, while Adventure World’s mix of water and rides saw large numbers flock through the gates.

In Fremantle, the heat did not deter many from the popular Esplanade Youth Plaza.

Perth is expected to swelter again this week, with easterly winds again bringing hot air to the coast.

*** Note if you weren’t featured but believe you were snapped last Wednesday you can visit www.communitypix.com.au. Search picture number 463707 for Coogee Beach; 463720 for Adventure World and Cockburn Ice Arena; 463729 for Point Walter; and 463722 for Fremantle. ***