Weekend weather: More scorchers on the way for the South West before hot days mark return to school

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Jackson BarrettSouth Western Times
The region is set to swelter again as the mercury hovers just under 40 degrees in most parts on Saturday and Sunday. Pictured is Back Beach, Bunbury.
Camera IconThe region is set to swelter again as the mercury hovers just under 40 degrees in most parts on Saturday and Sunday. Pictured is Back Beach, Bunbury. Credit: Simon Santi/The West Australian

Bunbury and the South West are set for more summer scorchers, with another weekend of extremely hot weather on the way.

The region is set to swelter again as the mercury hovers just under 40 degrees in most parts on Saturday and Sunday.

Bunbury will reach a top of 37 degrees on Saturday before cooling slightly to 35 on Sunday, Busselton will reach 36 and then 35, while Margaret River will be a considerably milder 32 on Saturday and 31 on Sunday.

But Sunday’s cool change won’t reach other parts of the region, with Harvey set for a top of 36 degrees on Saturday and 37 again on Sunday. Collie will reach a high of 38 on Sunday — the hottest in the South West.

Bridgetown will be similarly hot, reaching 36 on Saturday and 37 again on Sunday. In other parts of the lower South West, Manjimup will reach a slightly cooler 35 on both days and 34 degrees is the forecast for Pemberton on Saturday.

In southern parts of the region, including the lower South West and the Capes, relief is coming early in the working week as kids return to school for the first time this year, but the warmer weather is set to stay in Bunbury.

The first four days of the working week are all forecast to reach more than 30 in the CBD, with overnight lows of 18 on Monday and Thursday and 16 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The RSPCA has issued a fresh plea to pet owners, warning that summer heat can be deadly for pets.

“Infections, ticks and parasites are rife, but by far the most pressing danger to pets and livestock this time of year is the heat itself,” a column in the Busselton-Dunsborough Times read.

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