Perth’s Christmas weather is looking damn fine

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PERTH’S Christmas weather is looking to be near-perfect, with a top of 32C forecast for the big day on Monday.

The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting the sunny day after an overnight low of 19C.

Light and variable winds will be there to help you open your presents.

Those winds will become westerly at speeds of 10 to 20 km/h in the morning and turn southwesterly at speeds of 20 to 30 km/h during afternoon.

The lead-up to Christmas is very much in the same vein, with 30C predicted for tomorrow, and 33C for Christmas Eve on Sunday.

Boxing Day will usher in a slightly cooler change, with a top of 27 predicted.

The fine weather has come with a warning from Surf Life Saving WA for people to look after themselves and others at the beaches this festive season.

General manager Chris Peck said it was easy to get complacent about personal safety during a time when most people were winding down and relaxing.

“While we encourage people to head down to the beach to enjoy our wonderful coastline, we also remind them that, when it comes to personal safety at the beach, they need to remain on guard,” he said.

“We have many of our clubs and volunteer lifesavers giving up their time across the holiday season, including Christmas and Boxing Days, to keep beachgoers safe.

“Wherever possible we encourage people to choose a patrolled beach, where these trained lifesavers will be on duty, and to listen and obey them if they are giving out instructions for beachgoers safety.”

Mr Peck said beach-goers should also be mindful of hot conditions, and regularly apply sunscreen, keep hydrated and remember that consumption of alcohol impairs physical responses and decision making processes.

Anyone that has consumed alcohol should reconsider swimming at the beach.