City set to sizzle through 40 degree heatwave

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

Perth is set to simmer through a heatwave with the city forecast to hit 40 degrees by the end of the week.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning via its heatwave service last week for areas in the northern parts of Western Australia including the Kimberley.

But that heatwave is now set to expand to include parts of Perth down towards the southwest coastline.

Weatherzone meteorologist Tom Hough told Yahoo News Australia Broome in WA’s north could top 40 on Wednesday.

A weather map of Australia.
West Australia on Friday afternoon according to a map.

Perth is forecast to reach 40 on Friday.

“It’s likely as well as Perth we could see the western Pilabara, areas west of Peak Hill and down to Mount Magnet and parts of the northeast at Fitzroy Crossing all hit 40,” Mr Hough said.

“We’ve got a low pressure trough bringing northeasterly winds from Thursday to the southwest of WA.

“Saturday onwards these winds will head inland.”

The city’s temperature should drop from a max of 39 on Saturday to 30 on Sunday.

That’s following a top of 37 on Wednesday and 38 on Thursday.

Conditions won’t ease in the North West Cape though with Exmouth forecast for four consecutive days from Friday onwards topping 40.

It’s the same for Fitzroy Crossing.

A general view of Perth city from Kings Park in Perth.
People enjoy Kings Park in Perth during some warm weather last month. Source: AAP

The sweltering conditions follow Perth experiencing a Christmas heatwave.

The city topped 40 on December 23 until Christmas Day.

There was some reprieve on New Year’s Eve though when it topped just over 30.

On Tuesday, it reached 31 at 1.30pm local time.

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