Excerpt from the news in Perth:
"PERTH has basked in its hottest September day on record - powering past the previous mark that has stood for nearly 100 years.
By 2.46pm the temperature in Perth had hit 34.2ºC -which was well past the expected maximum of 32ºC.
The old record had stood for 96 years - the mercury reached 32.7ºC on 30th September, 1918."
Now I'm all for setting new records but this type I can well and truly do without. This is the middle of spring and if this is a taste of our summer then I am voting that we don't have summer here this year. I just can't believe how hot I still feel and at 4.22p.m. it is still 26.7C in the city.
Fortunately we are promised a cool change but with it we may have thunderstorms which I hate. I guess this causes somewhat of a dilemma for me. I detest thunderstorms as much as I detest hot weather but for it to cool down I may have to put up with thunderstorms. The rest of the weather report reads as follows:
"Rain, possibly heavy, and winds of 30-40km/h and gusts up to 60km/h will lash the city from 9am Sunday morning.
Typical spring weather is forecast for the rest of the week with highs of 20-21ºC in the metropolitan area."
Big sigh of relief and I'm hoping this very hot day is a one off for at least 3-4 months but that may be wistful thinking on my part. Hopefully we will get the much needed rain and give the storms a miss.
Incidentally for those that still use fahrenheit 34.2ºC is 93.6ºF.