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Perth braces for hottest winter day on record

MELBOURNE, Australia: Perth is all set to brace the hottest winter day in the city’s recorded history on Wednesday, forecasts the Bureau of Meteorology.

Record high of 28°C will warm up the August day like never before.

“Previous record of 27.8°C was taken on August 21, 1940,” a spokesperson for the Bureau revealed.

“It looks like we will be breaking that record. It’s not a heatwave but it certainly is a very warm day,” he exclaimed.

The city experiences an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day in August as per the records of the Bureau of Meteorology dating back to 1898.

Currently, the BoM’s forecasts maximum temperature of 27°C for Perth tomorrow — a prediction set to be changed later today.

Perth’s mean daily maximum temperature in August has been 19.0°C, compared with the average of 18.7°C.

Australia recorded its hottest-ever month in January, while July was confirmed the hottest recorded month on Earth.

“Spring has definitely come a little earlier this year,” the BoM spokesperson said.

“Go to beach early, it’s going to be a warm, beautiful day. But the hot weather is not here to stay,” he added.

A series of cold fronts will kick off from Thursday night, expected to trigger between 80mm and 100mm of rainfall over several days.

Perth has received 77.2mm of rain so far – well below the August average of 135mm.

The cooler weather will continue into the next week, with average daily minimum falling down to 9°C.

“The most significant cold front will be on Friday evening, which could have a severe weather warning out for damaging winds… in the south west corner,” the spokesperson predicted.

The lowest daily minimum ever recorded in the city was 1.3°C on August 21, 2000.