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What a scorcher: Temperatures soar to 30C on the hottest winter’s day in more than 123 years

What a scorcher: Temperatures soar to 30C on the hottest winter’s day in more than 123 years – but don’t put your warm clothes away just yet

  • Perth surpassed a heat record held since 1897 with an average of 30 degrees
  • But experts said to hold off on beach days with temperatures set to plummet
  • Sydney will see rain from Thursday and Melbourne from Sunday until Tuesday

Scorching 30C winter temperatures have hit Western Australia, smashing a 123 year record in Perth, but forecasters have warned the mercury is set to plummet again.

Perth recorded its highest temperatures since 1897 on Wednesday, 11 degrees higher than the August average of 19C, as a heatwave smashed the northern and western parts of Australia.

The sudden rise in temperature was generated by hot winds in central Australia that headed in a south westerly direction – sending hot temperatures to upper Western Australia and Darwin in the process.  

A wave of hot weather spread over Western Australia and the Northern Territory with Perth recording its highest temperatures since 1897 on Wednesday

Meanwhile on the eastern side of the country cooler temperatures were seen in Sydney, Adelaide and especially Melbourne – with Brisbane experiencing moderate temperatures with occasional rain. 

But meteorologists have warned Perth residents to hold off on beach days this weekend with temperatures set to plummet. 

‘You can probably go to the beach but it won’t be a very nice time.’ 

‘There is a big change on the way, tomorrow will be quiet, windy and showers will be coming later in the after afternoon,’ Kym Westcott from Weatherzone said.

Meteorologists warn to hold of on beach days this weekend with temperatures set to plummet

Meteorologists warn to hold of on beach days this weekend with temperatures set to plummet

In the next week in weather, Thursday is expected to see the first of several cold fronts with rain steadily increasing – before temperatures drop to a far more normal 21 degrees in Perth. 

Temperatures around Australia will remain far more predictable in the coming week but residents of Sydney should watch out for heavy rains coming in over Thursday and Friday. 

Rain is also expected in Melbourne on Sunday and heading into the next week, while Canberra escapes with cloudy weather.

Those in Brisbane on Thursday should also be cautious as thunderstorms are expected with possible showers on Friday.  

Thursday is expected to see the first of several cold fronts with rain steadily increasing in Perth and some in Sydney

Thursday is expected to see the first of several cold fronts with rain steadily increasing in Perth and some in Sydney

FIVE DAY FORECAST IN YOUR CITY:

 Sydney

Thursday: Min 10 Max 16

– 20 to 40mm of rain and cloudy 

Friday: Min 11 Max 16

– 20 to 50mm of rain and cloudy 

Saturday: Min 11 Max 19

– Possible morning shower and light winds 

Sunday: Min 9 Max 22

– Mostly sunny with light winds 

Monday: Min 11 Max 22 

 – Sunny with light winds

Melbourne

Thursday: Min 6 Max 13

– Partly cloudy with possible morning fog 

Friday: Min 3 Max 16

 – Morning frost and sunny

Saturday: Min 7 Max 18

 – Sunny with light winds 

Sunday: Min 12 Max 19

– Light showers and cloudy

Monday: Min 8 Max 19 

– Light showers and windy 

Perth

Thursday: Min 13 Max 22

– 8 to 20mm of rain with thunderstorms 

Friday: Min 12 Max 19

– 6 to 15mm of rain with thunderstorms 

Saturday: Min 11 Max 20

– Morning showers of 6 to 8mm 

Sunday: Min 11 Max 21

– Shower or two of 10 to 15mm of rain  

Monday: Min 10 Max 20 

– showers of 1 to 6mm of rain

Canberra

Thursday: Min 3 Max 13

– Partly cloudy with light winds 

Friday: Min -2 Max 15

–  Sunny and possible morning frost

Saturday: Min -1 Max 17

 – Sunny throughout the day

Sunday: Min 1 Max 19

 – Showers later in the day

Monday: Min 1 Max 19 

–  Possible showers 

 Adelaide 

Thursday: Min 3 Max 15

– Sunny with light winds 

Friday: Min 5 Max 18

– Sunny with winds 

Saturday: Min 10 Max 20

– Increasingly cloudy with possible showers 

Sunday: Min 11 Max 17

– Partly cloudy with light rain 

Monday: Min 8 Max 21 

– Partly cloudy with possible showers 

Darwin

Thursday: Min 18 Max 32

– Sunny with light winds 

Friday: Min 17 Max 32

– Sunny with light winds 

Saturday: Min 18 Max 32

– Sunny with light winds 

Sunday: Min 19 Max 32

– Sunny with morning fog 

Monday: Min 20 Max 32 

– Sunny with light winds 

Hobart 

Thursday: Min 3 Max 14

 – Partly cloud with light winds

Friday: Min 3 Max 15

 – Sunny with morning frost

Saturday: Min 3 Max 19

 – Mostly sunny with light winds

Sunday: Min 8 Max 17

–  Possible late shower

Monday: Min 7 Max 17 

–  Possible shower 

Brisbane 

Thursday: Min 16 Max 24

– Shower or two with possible storms 3 to 10 mm of rain 

Friday: Min 12 Max 23

– Shower or two 0 to 3 mm of rain 

Saturday: Min 11 Max 24

–  Mostly sunny with light winds

Sunday: Min 12 Max 26

–  Mostly sunny with light winds

Monday: Min 12 Max 28 

– Sunny with light winds

  Source: Australian Bureau Of Meteorology

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