Perth Swelters

PERTH SWELTERS


Perth City recoreded its 5th hottest day on record on Wednesday 26th February, 1997, with a maximum temperatre of 44.5 C at 1:20pm. The overnight minimum was only 0.3 C away from the all time record when the temperature only fell to 29.0 C at 5:00am.

Here is the temperatures for each hour:

Wednesday 26th February, 1997

12:00am  32 C
 1:00am  31 C
 2:00am  30 C
 3:00am  30 C
 4:00am  29 C
 5:00am  29.0 C (Minumum)
 6:00am  29 C
 7:00am  30 C
 8:00am  32 C
 9:00am  34 C
10:00am  36 C
11:00am  39 C
12:00pm  42 C
 1:00pm  44 C
 1:20pm  44.5 C (Maximum)
 2:00pm  42 C
 3:00pm  41 C
 4:00pm  40 C
 5:00pm  39 C
 6:00pm  38 C
 7:00pm  36 C
 8:00pm  33 C
 9:00pm  32 C
10:00pm  30 C

The chart at 8:00pm WST shows a high in the bight and a trough off the west coast which brought very hot NE winds to Perth.

Perth's Top 5 Hottest Days

23rd Feb, 1991:  46.2 C
31st Jan, 1991:  45.8 C
12th Jan, 1978:  44.7 C
 8th Feb, 1933:  44.6 C
26th Feb, 1997:  44.5 C

Perth's Top 5 Hottest Nights

 6th Feb, 1898:  29.3 C
 8th Feb, 1933:  29.3 C
 3rd Feb, 1962:  29.3 C
26th Feb, 1997:  29.0 C
20th Feb, 1948:  28.9 C


This page was last updated on the 28th February, 1997 at 11:00pm WST

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