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Perth records a chilly start to winter despite predictions this season will be warmer than average

Perth’s first day of winter has lived up to its reputation, with people across the city waking up to a chilly 7C morning.

But you won’t need your coats and scarves for too long — today’s temperature is set to hit a balmy 20C this afternoon.

Tomorrow will be slightly cooler, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting a minimum of 6C in the morning. But once again it will warm up later in the day, increasing to a maximum of 19C in the afternoon.

Sadly though, the fine weather won’t last for long. Wet and windy conditions are expected to set in on Saturday and last through Sunday, before clearing up again on Monday.

The wet weather is predicted to set in on the weekend.
Camera IconThe wet weather is predicted to set in on the weekend. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

It was a similar story for Perth last weekend. Heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds lashed the State after a severe weather warning was issued.

Albany Airport recorded the highest rainfall in the state over the weekend, recording 105.8mm in just 72 hours.

However, WA is expected to have a warmer-than-usual winter this year, according to the Weather Bureau’s winter climate outlook released last week.

It showed night-time temperatures are expected to be warmer than average for the majority of the country.

Coastal areas in particular are likely to have days that are warmer than average.

Yet it was only on Monday that WA’s most famous peak — Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges — had its first snowfall in eight months after the State shivered though one of its coldest of the year.

PERTH FORECAST:

The rest of Tuesday – 20C, partly cloudy

Wednesday – 20C, partly cloudy

Thursday – 21C, mostly sunny

Friday – 21C, mostly sunny

Saturday – 20C, showers and partly cloudy

Sunday – 19C, showers and partly cloudy

Monday – 20C, mostly sunny

CREDIT: BOM

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