Perth Weather: Weekend About To Turn Thermonuclear
Don’t be fooled by this picture-perfect weather Perth is having, this weekend is tipped to be a sweaty mess.
Things will start to heat up on Friday when the mercury is expected to hit a pretty typical 32 degrees.
But the weekend is where it’s at.
If you have a pool, gird your loins, your popularity is about to soar from Saturday where we’ll get hit with a very hot and sunny 37 degrees.
Pool owners’ popularity will peak on Sunday, where we’re expected to hit 40.
Temperatures in Perth will be warming up this weekend, with Saturday expected to be 37C and Sunday 40C.https://t.co/OmYKfhQEwF— Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia (@BOM_WA) January 16, 2019
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Meanwhile, NSW and South Australia continues to experience extreme heatwave conditions.
In NSW, much of the state was baking in high intensity heat on Wednesday but the worst is to come with temperatures to peak later in the week.
Record heat in South Australia on Tuesday moved into much of western and Central NSW on Wednesday, which saw temperatures in the high 40s across much of those areas, a Bureau spokesman told AAP.
The past 4 days are in Australia's top 10 warmest days on record—and the trend looks like continuing today. The nights have been warm too, which is what defines #heatwave conditions https://t.co/u6dbfmKPk6 Stay cool, check on loved ones & follow advice from health authorities pic.twitter.com/8Qisw9m4LM— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) January 16, 2019
The majority of SA is forecast to exceed 41C until Friday, something the Bureau says has not been seen in 80 years.
Whitecliff in the state's northwest, saw the highest temperature in NSW with 48.2C just before 3.30pm.
By midday on Wednesday, the mercury had soared beyond 45C across much of NSW's central west and at 3pm Wilcannia, Mulurulu, Ivanhoe and Hay topped 47C.
In Mallee, Swan Hill reached 45.9C just before 5pm - just 0.3 degrees away from the area's January record - while Mildura hit 45.4C.
In the north, Yarrawonga reached 45.7C and Mangalore reached 44.8C.
Extreme heatwave conditions were also forecast for parts of Queensland's south.
In Ballera and Birdsville the mercury reached 45.3C after 2pm and Windora was 43.3C just after 4pm.
Perth 7-day forecast
Rest of Thursday
Mostly sunny, 26
Very hot and sunny, 40
Mostly sunny, 29
Partly cloudy, 24