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Perth Is Sweating Through Its Hottest Early December Ever

Summer has definitely arrived in Perth with the city sweating through its earliest 40C December day on record.

The temperature at the inner northern suburb of Mount Lawley reached 41.6C at 12.10pm on Tuesday.

Previously the earliest December day to reach 40C in the city was on the 14th in 2013.

“We’ve got a big trough in the north of the state bringing winds and very hot air down to Perth,” Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jim Richardson said.

“It’s a pretty classic set up for Perth reaching temperatures above 40C.”

It was hot in Perth today. Image: the_irish_wanderers (Instagram)

Temperatures are expected to ease (just slightly to 38C) tomorrow, before ramping up above 40C again on Thursday and Friday, and cooling down on the weekend.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a Total Fire Ban for some Perth suburbs including Armadale, Chittering, Gingin, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrah, Swan and Waroona.

Perth's Hot Week 

  • Wednesday: Min 21, max 36, hot and sunny
  • Thursday: Min 22, max 40, hot and sunny
  • Friday: Min 24, max 40, hot and sunny
  • Saturday: Min 20, max 28, partly cloudy
  • Sunday: Min 17, max 30m mostly sunny