Western Australia is set to simmer through a heat wave across Christmas through to Boxing Day.
The Bureau of Meteorology said Perth and some surrounding areas are currently dealing with a severe heatwave starting Wednesday.
The city reached a sweltering 39.8C on Wednesday about 3pm local time.
Pearce, northeast of the CBD, reached 41.1 degrees at about 2.30pm.
The heat isn’t expected to ease until at least Boxing Day when it drops to a max of 35.
Christmas Eve in Perth could reach 40 before a top of 37 as Santa Claus comes to town on Friday.
However the heat isn’t being felt across all of WA.
BOM said Halls Creek and Rabbit Flat on Tuesday, both towns near the border with the Northern Territory, broke records for lowest ever December max temps of about 21.
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