Weekend Weather: Severe fire danger warning for the South West as sweltering weather fails to ease
The South West can expect another sweltering weekend as WA experiences one of the hottest summer periods in history.
It comes as the metro area recorded the third successive day past 40C yesterday, marking it the eighth time Perth sweltered past that mark this summer.
The previous record of seven 40-degree days in a summer was set in 2015/16.
The South West region can expect to continue to brave the heat wave with another scorching weekend ahead.
Bunbury is set to hit 37C on Friday before cooling off slightly over the weekend with the mercury reaching 35C on Saturday and 34C on Sunday.
However, the heatwave is set to break in the coming week with a consistent forecast of 31C until Wednesday.
Moving inland, Harvey residents can expect to swelter through a top of 40C on Friday before dropping to 37C on Saturday and Sunday.
Busselton is not escaping the heat this weekend either, with a top of 39C for the rest of Friday with minimal wind off the coast.
Saturday will hit a mercury of 38C before cooling off slightly on Sunday at 35C before a cooler week forecast.
There continues to be a severe fire danger warning for the South West, with very hot and dry conditions from the Gascoyne down the west coast to the South West Land Division.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.dfes.wa.gov.au.
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