Scorcher bakes Perth, with 45 degrees tipped in suburbs

Some Australian renters sweltered this past summer in houses with below standard cooling.

Some Australian renters sweltered this past summer in houses with below standard cooling. Photo: AAP

Perth residents are enduring another day of scorching temperatures with some eastern suburbs expected to reach the mid-40s amid heatwave conditions across much of Western Australia.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast Midland and Ellenbrook to climb to 45 degrees on Thursday with Kalamunda and Armadale predicted to hit 44 degrees and 43 degrees respectively, and Perth forecast to reach a maximum of 41 degrees.

By 10.40am WST, Perth airport had climbed to 41.7 degrees, the city 41.1 and Pearce in the city’s north-east was 43.4 degrees.

“It’s another hot day today with another hot night [forecast],” a bureau spokeswoman said.

“We are expecting the trough off the coast to start making its way inland tomorrow, potentially dropping the temperatures by a degree or two [on Friday].”

The temperature reached 41.9 degrees in Perth city on Wednesday in its hottest day since February 5, 2022, when it peaked at 42.5.

In the city’s east, the maximum climbed to 43.2 degrees at the airport and 41.5 degrees in the hills at Bickley.

The heatwave covers most of WA, with Geraldton Airport recording 45.9 degrees on Wednesday and Carnarvon climbing to 46.6 degrees.

The hottest place in the state was Shark Bay, which sweltered in 46.8 degrees, while closer to Perth, Gin Gin hit 44 degrees, Northam 41.3 degrees and York 43.6.

Northam was forecast to reach 44 degrees on Thursday, Geraldton 43 degrees and Kalgoorlie 40 degrees.

In the north, Marble Bar was expecting 46 degrees on Thursday, with Paraburdoo forecast to hit 45 degrees and Roebourne 42.


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