Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Northern WA heat spreading south

Thomas Hough, Sunday November 5, 2017 - 12:08 EDT

The current set-up over Western Australia is bringing hot, dry and windy conditions, leading to elevated fire danger over a large proportion of the state.

Fire danger ratings are very high for much of the northwest and interior with parts of the Pilbara at severe. At this stage no total fire bans are current.

Some of this heat will also filter down the west coast ahead of a trough over the next few days, when Perth can expect a run of around 4 days exceeding 30 degrees. A slight respite isn't too far away, however, as winds should turn more southerly late on Wednesday, bringing slightly cooler temperatures.

Keep up-to-date with the latest fire danger ratings and total fire bans in your area at https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/#firedangerratings

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2017

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Drought aid: Where has the money been allocated and what difference is it making on-farm?

06:18 EDT

Billions of dollars in government aid, across all tiers, has gone to farmers during the drought this year.

Coles, Aldi blasted by Minister over handling of 10c milk levy for drought-stricken farmers

00:40 EDT

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has launched a scathing attack on Coles over its handling of the 10c milk levy for drought relief, calling the supermarket chain's approach "slippery" and saying the extra money may not even go back to the right farmers.

Deluge continues across south-east Queensland as drought-stricken farmers hope for more

21:13 EDT

The sodden weekend across south-east Queensland has delivered some remarkable rainfall totals, with Noosa Heads on the state's Sunshine Coast recording almost half a metre of rain.