Perth Heatwave Could See Hottest Xmas Day On Record

Looking to be hot hot hot!

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Perth is in for a sweltering in the lead up to and on Christmas Day. 

The city will be dealt a string of 40C plus days with a potential peak maximum of 42C on the 25th, which would make it the hottest Christmas Day on record if it surpasses the peak from 1968 when the city's temperature reached 42C. 

But it won’t stop there. It’s predicted to be 41C on Boxing Day and 40C on December 27. Wednesday is forecast to reach a maximum of 32C, Thursday will hit 35C and Christmas Eve’s forecast is expected to reach 38C. 


After Christmas Day’s sweltering, the evening temperature is expected to get down to a much cooler 24C.

Those looking to escape the Christmas heat might want to consider going to Margaret River (30C), Albany (23C), or Esperance (24C). 

Heatwave warnings are in place for Perth and parts of the Mid West and Central Wheatbelt over the Christmas period. 

Join Tom Tilley with regular rotating co-hosts Jan Fran, Annika Smethurst and Jamila Rizvi  on The Briefing, Monday - Saturday, for the day's headlines and breaking news as well as hot topics and interviews.  Available on Listnr.

Hit News Team

21 December 2021

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