Sat. May 21st, 2022

Two summer heat records have been broken Western Australia as Perth swelled through yet another scorch of a day.
For a record fifth day in a row temperature sat above 40C in Perth.

“The record at the moment, as it is, is four days in a row above 40 degrees, and we have reached that three times before,” Bureau of Meteorology Duty Forecaster Jessica Lingard told 9News.

For a record fifth day in a row, temperatures were above 40C in Perth.
For a record fifth day in a row, temperatures were above 40C in Perth. (9 news)

“It’s unprecedented that we’ve had five days in a row,” she said.

The high temperature reflects an ongoing heat wave throughout the state, which has now had record highs of 10 summer days above 40C.

Locals flocked to the beach in a desperate attempt to beat the heat.

Perths Cottesloe Beach was one of them, with people arriving early in the morning to get their seat in the sand.

Ambulances were also stationed at beaches along the coast as temperatures continued to rise during the day and the mercury reached 41C at 2.30pm.

People went to the beach in a desperate attempt to escape the heat.
People went to the beach in a desperate attempt to escape the heat. (9 news)

It marks a continuing trend for an unusually hot summer in the state.

Perth had its warmest Christmas day ever, and last week the equally warmest Australian day ever was recorded in Onslow, with temperatures of 50.7 C.

BoM warns that the weather in WA will not cool down at some point.

“There’s a chance we could see more of these systems as the look through the rest of the summer season, unless we get something to help flush the heat out,” Lingard said.

Ambulances were also stationed at the beaches in case of emergencies in the hot weather.
Ambulances were also stationed at the beaches in case of emergencies in the hot weather. (9 news)

But there will be a little relief in the coming days.

“The trough that is causing these warmer temperatures will move into the country tomorrow [Sunday],” she said.

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“So from Monday we will start to see the temperatures start to drop.”

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