Sizzling start to summer makes history

Sizzling start to summer makes history

PERTH is facing a sizzling start to summer, with a forecast top today of 40 degrees – which will be the earliest December 40-degree day on record.

This comes after the city also recorded its hottest November day on record, with a sizzling 40.4 degrees on November 16th.

After a top of 34.8 degrees yesterday, today’s maximum will reach 40 before 36 tomorrow and 38 on Thursday.

Friday is expected to top 40 again, before some relief on Saturday with a top of 28.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s duty forecaster Jim Richardson said “2019 will rank amongst Australia’s warmest and driest years on record”.

“The outlook is showing a strong likelihood of above average temperatures for December,” he said.

The next six days:

Wednesday – 21-36
Thursday – 22-38
Friday – 24-40
Saturday – 20-28
Sunday – 17-30
Monday 18-33

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