Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Perth experiences second hottest April day

Tuesday April 9, 2013 - 11:03 EST
ABC image
Perth sweltered through a hot autumn day. - ABC

Perth has sweltered through its second hottest April day on record.

The temperature hit 37.3 degrees in the city just after 1:00 pm this afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Neil Bennett says that is the hottest Perth temperature recorded for an April day since 1910.

He says temperatures should ease slightly in the coming days.

"We will see a slight drop tomorrow because the trough is expected to sit inland for all of the day so a little bit cooler but still over 30 degrees," he said.

"In fact, we're looking at temperatures staying above 30 right through to Friday."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Warming up in Canberra

16:35 EDT

Summer has taken a while to get going in Canberra this year but the nation's capital will get its fair share of heat during the next week.

Heatwave breaking cool start to summer in southern Australia

12:40 EDT

Summer started out on a cool note for much of southern Australia, although a countrywide heat wave will send temperatures soaring this week.

Mid-week heat for the southeast

13:45 EDT

A very hot airmass will gradually approach from the northwest over the coming days, blanketing the southeast in very hot temperatures.