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9 days of heat forecast

Saturday December 29, 2012 - 13:32 EDT
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Beachgoers try to beat Perth's heatwave at Sorrento beach. - ABC

Perth is set to swelter through a heatwave until at least the middle of next week.

The Weather Bureau is predicting a top of 41 degrees today and tomorrow.

Noel Puzey from the bureau says the hot weather will continue, with the heat wave expected to last a total of nine days.

"The cooler change will start to develop through Wednesday but until then temps are 39 or above, so still a hot spate of weather there," he said.

"It's an unusually long period of hot conditions above 35 but it's not at all unusual for Perth to have a heatwave through the Summer months.

"Normally we'd get a change for a cooler day somewhere in between there so a run of nine days in unusual but it's not a record, the most has been 10."


- ABC

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