Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Coldest night of the year for Perth

James Casey, Friday June 13, 2014 - 14:30 EST

Temperatures dropped to their coldest for the year last night as Perth is set to shiver through a run of cool nights.

The mercury cooled to three degrees last night, six below average and the coldest since July last year. Nearby, Jandakot stayed just above freezing at one degree the coldest night in June since 2012. Freezing temperatures are not unheard of in Perth as it does drop below zero once or twice a decade.

The cool night was caused by a cool air mass left in the wake of a cold front combined with clear skies and light winds under a building ridge of high pressure.

The high pressure system and cold air mass are set to linger over the state's capital for the next few days, with nights looking to remain cold until the beginning of next week. The good news is the clear skies and light winds will bring beautiful winter days with daytime temperatures to warm close to the 20s.

A cold front will arrive on Tuesday bringing gusty showers and an end to the cool nights.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2014

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Wet weekend for parched Perth

12:02 EST

Perth may see its best rain since January this weekend as a burst of showers, blustery winds and storms affect southwestern parts of WA.

Myer Hobart store beats flood and fire, but market conditions may be toughest foe

09:38 EST

It has risen again from the ashes and has emerged from a devastating flood — but the challenge for the latest incarnation of Myer's Hobart store is simply to get people to shop there.

Potential rain and storms for east coast next week

14:23 EST

Heavy rain and thunderstorms may affect parts of Australia's east coast next week.