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
Some hot conditions are being predicted for the next few days for much of #WA. The extent of the heat is seen in this animation. #Perth is expecting to see 40°C tomorrow and Friday, but much cooler on Saturday (28°C) https://t.co/rJJdk9eh8J pic.twitter.com/87fulVuY91
— Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia (@BOM_WA) December 2, 2019