Climate Extremes blowing hot and cold.
IT’S still winter, but it was perfect beach weather on Saturday as the temperature soared to a record 27.0 degrees in Perth’s metropolitan — the hottest August day in 17 years
Duty forecaster Bob Tarr from the Bureau of Meteorology said the last recorded temperature this high was 27.2 degrees recorded on August 26 in 1998.
Mr Tarr said the unseasonably high temperature also smashed past records for Rottnest and Swanbourne.
“We have records on Rottnest that go back to 1879 and this is the warmest temperature ever recorded on Rottnest Island,” he said.
“It’s also the warmest day on record at Swanbourne since 1985 and the equal warmest at Jandakot”.
Opportunistic sun seekers flooded Perth beaches in a bid to soak up the heat while it lasted.
Jayde Branton, 28, spent the day at Cottesloe Beach with her two sisters and some friends.
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