Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Hot Queen's Birthday in Perth

Rob Sharpe, Monday October 1, 2012 - 10:02 EST

Today will be the hottest day since April for Perth after its warmest start to spring in 19 years.

During spring the western capital hasn't tipped 30 degrees. However today is near certain to do this before the sea breeze arrives during the afternoon, halting the daytime heating.

Despite not reaching 30 degrees in September, it was quite a warm start to spring. When combining the average minimum of 9.8 degrees and maximum of 21.5 degrees for Perth during September, it has made it the warmest September in 19 years.

This September was typical for Perth in terms of rainfall with 91mm recorded, only 10mm more than the long term average.

Looking ahead, the rest of the week will be much cooler with a few showers starting late on Tuesday with the arrival of a cold front. Wednesday and Thursday will top out near 20 degrees. Friday and Saturday will be warmer again but not nearly as hot as today.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2012

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Sydney weather: Temperatures hit 40C in western Sydney ahead of late cool change

18:43 EDT

Demand for ambulances has risen by 40 per cent across the Sydney metro area today, with temperatures in the western suburbs hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

How hot does it get in Australia?

14:43 EDT

With summer underway in Australia and heatwave conditions affecting a number of states this week, a lot of temperature observations are being compared to historical records.

Burst of summer heat prompts fire ban in Sydney

10:00 EDT

Authorities have issued a total fire ban for Sydney today as the city's residents brace for the warmest day so far this season.