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

Queensland weather: Eight rescues as torrential rain floods state's south-east

22:10 EDT

Eight people have been rescued after being caught in flash flooding on the Sunshine and Fraser Coasts as much of the state continues to be hammered by heavy rain.

Queensland weather: Man rescued from floodwaters, heavy rain tipped across state

16:49 EDT

A man has been rescued from floodwater on the Sunshine Coast at Maleny as heavy rain continues to fall along much of Queensland's coastline.

Wet week in eastern Queensland

12:12 EDT

Rivers are swollen in eastern Queensland following the heaviest rain since Cyclone Debbie in some areas.