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Angus Konta, 26 Jun 2022, 4:59 AM UTC

A Perfect Night for Origin Footy

A Perfect Night for Origin Footy

State of Origin footy returns to Perth tonight for just the second time, with very different weather conditions to the first match played there. 

The last time State of Origin was played at Perth, back in 2019, the rain poured in the second half as NSW ran out to a big win. However, tonight the conditions should be pitch perfect for a fast paced, dry weather match, with a warm sunny day leading into a crystal clear night set for kickoff. 

 Western Australia satellite image 26-6-2022

A high-pressure system is dominating the southwest, and as this afternoon’s satellite picture shows, there are blue skies in store for footy fans looking to head to the game. 


The maximum temperature for Perth this afternoon will be a balmy 23 degrees, nearly 4 degrees above average for June. Temperatures at Optus Stadium should be a mild 18 degrees for the 5:50pm kickoff local time (7:50pm in the eastern states), cooling down to 15 degrees by fulltime. 


Light NE winds will be blowing through the game, which should prevent dew from forming on the ground during the match, hopefully encouraging an entertaining game from both sides. 


As for the game itself, whether NSW can force a deciding match, or QLD can secure the series tonight, fans can settle in for an origin classic. 

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