Perth weather: Spring scorcher over the weekend as parts of State in severe heatwave

Staff writersThe West Australian
VideoThe warm weather is on its way for Perth with temperatures forecast to soar to the mid-30s by the end of the week

Be careful what you wish for, Perth.

After it seemed like the warm weather would never arrive, we are set for a scorching weekend, peaking at 36C on Saturday.

It’s not cooling down in the evening either, with a balmy 20C low predicted overnight on Friday, before the heat cranks up on Saturday.

If you haven’t got the aircon fixed, or rushed down to Kmart to get a flimsy fan, you might be too late.

“A west coast trough – very common for this time of year – is bringing warm temperatures from the north and inland,” Bureau of Meteorology Duty Forecaster Jessica Lingard said.

A week of summer temperatures is on its way for Perth residents. Cottesloe Beach saw young and old take to the water and soak up the sun on Sunday.
Picture: Kelsey Reid 22/11/2020
Camera IconA week of summer temperatures is on its way for Perth residents. Cottesloe Beach saw young and old take to the water and soak up the sun on Sunday. Kelsey Reid 22/11/2020 Credit: Kelsey Reid/The West Australian

“We can expect very pleasant weather over Friday, Saturday and Sunday… summer starts in a week so we will see things heating up.”

Tomorrow is set to be the hottest Perth day since March 29, when it peaked at 39C.

Perth’s highest October temperature was 33.2C, and the warmest day in November so far hit 32.2C.

On Friday the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe fire danger warning for the West Kimberley Coast, Kimberley Inland, East Pilbara Coast and West Pilbara Coast.

Carnarvon is currently in the middle of a severe heatwave, with 38C on Friday and 39C predicted for both Saturday and Sunday.

Severe thunderstorm warnings for Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River were cancelled last Sunday afternoon.

However, Perth was hit with rain on Monday morning, with more than 6mm falling.

“Considering how late it is in the season, that rainfall is not too bad for Perth at this time of year,” Duty Forecaster Luke Huntington said on Monday.

“But the rest of November is going to bring quite a change.

“We’ve got a slow-medium to high pressure system to the south of the State for the remainder of the week.

“We’re actually going for an extended period of dry and warm to hot weather pretty much for the next seven days.”

PERTH FORECAST

Friday: 34C, sunny

Saturday: 36C, sunny

Sunday: 31C, sunny

Monday: 26C, sunny

Tuesday: 25C, mostly sunny

Wednesday: 26C, sunny

Thursday: 28C, sunny

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails