Perth Experiences Preview of Summer As Warm Weather Returns

Perth is getting ready for the return of summer, with warmer weather expected to return next week. Hints of a warm week have previewed the months ahead, with Thursday reaching 33 degrees, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a consecutive 33 degree day on Friday. Temperatures will drop between the mid to high twenties through…

Start of Winter Prompts Sprinkler Switch-Off to Save Water, Money

The State Government is reminding Western Australians to conserve water use in gardens as winter begins tomorrow. Households, businesses and councils across Perth, Mandurah and parts of the South-West and Great Southern regions will need to switch off garden sprinklers as part of its Winter Sprinkler Switch-off to save homeowners water and money. “We have five…

Strong Winds and Rain Expected With Storms to Hit Perth

Perth’s sunny weather is set to come to an end, with stormy weather expected to lash WA’s coast on Thursday evening. A cold front is set to bring strong winds and heavy rain, bring an end to sunny weather for the month. “It’s a significant cold front,” the Bureau of Meteorology’s Neil Bennett said. “We…

No 40 degree days – Perth’s unusually mild and rainy summer

Perth has experienced one of the most unusual summers recorded, with no days over 40 degrees. Bureau of Meteorology’s Senior Climatologist, Glenn Cook, explained the maximum temperature reached was only 38 degrees. “Perth summer has been pretty mild, we haven’t seen any days over 40 degrees,” “In fact we normally see about twenty days over…

Australia Set for 50 Degree Summers by 2040 If Climate Change Target Met

Australian cities are expected to reach 50 degrees by 2040 even if the Paris climate change target is met, a study published on Wednesday has warned. Australian National University researchers in Canberra said the heatwave highs are a possibility if the two degree target is reached, according to its study published in the science journal…

Nine Dead as Hurricane Maria Reaches Puerto Rico

A major hurricane has struck the US territory of Puerto Rico, becoming the second to hit the Caribbean this month. Hurricane Maria has flooded streets, damaged buildings and brought down telecommunication towers and power lines, leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the region. Maria blew ashore in the morning in the…

Umbrellas Blooming London Court!

Hay Street Mall is bursting with bright winter colours, with the launch of the umbrella art installation near London Court. As part of the #EmbracetheElements City of Perth Winter Arts Season, this installation displays winter’s best friend – the umbrella, bringing colour and happiness to the city. The colourful decoration certainly serves as a colourful…

Hundreds of homes without power south of the river

Thousands south of the river have been plunged into darkness after a power cut. The areas listed with service faults are: Bibra Lake, Coolbellup, Hamilton Hill, Hilton, North Coogee, Samson, Atwell, Banjup, Medina, Orelia, Baldivis, Attadale, Brentwood, Como, Manning, Salter Point, Kensington, South Perth, Bull Creek, Ferndale and Jandakot The cause of the power cut…