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Anthony Sharwood, 24 Nov 2021, 3:02 AM UTC

Perth looking at hottest day for eight months this Saturday

Perth looking at hottest day for eight months this Saturday

While you'd struggle to find a small patch of blue sky in a vast section of eastern Australia for much of the rest of the week, Perth is looking at an absolute cracker of a weekend, with expected tops of 35°C on Saturday and 34°C on Sunday, with sweet sunshine and plenty of it.

  • The last time Perth reached or exceeded the mid-thirties was way back on March 29, when the mercury peaked at 39.0°C.
  • The hottest since then was October 15 when the mercury reached 33.2°C.
  • As is typical for this time of year, Perth has started to dry out during November, after a super wet October, in which the city tripled its monthly average of 40.9 mm with 122.8 mm, and indeed broke the October rainfall record.
  • While 40.4 mm of rain fell on November 9, that was just one of three ground-wetting days this month, and no rain is on the cards for the next week.

So the big dry typical of a Perth summer is on its way, and while temperatures should dip back into the mid-to-high twenties early next week, the heat looks to peak this weekend.

Get out there and enjoy it, West Australians.