Perth to swelter before heatwave breaks

Young women hanging out at the beach, at sunset
Young women hanging out at the beach, at sunset

PERTH people will be given a taste of summer this weekend as the heatwave continues across Western Australia.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a very hot and sunny day for Perth on Saturday with a scorching top of 35 degrees and zero per cent chance of rain.

Winds are expected to be easterly with a speed of 20 to 30 km per hour becoming light in the morning then becoming westerly 15 to 20 km per hour in the middle of the day.

Relief from the heat is in sight for Sunday which will be mostly sunny and a touch cooler with a top of 29 degrees, according to BoM.

Expect light winds becoming west to southwesterly at 15 to 20 km per hour during the day then tending south to southwesterly during the evening.

The UV index is expected to reach the extreme level of 12 across both Saturday and Sunday, so remember to slip, slop and slap.

Make the most of the warm temperatures which are set to return down to the mid 20s next week.