Autumn temperatures set new record as Perth soars above 32C

People sit on Floreat Beach, enjoying the weather.If you thought the 32-degree day in Perth felt a little odd for this time of year, you would be right.

The city recorded a maximum of 32.7 degrees Celsius at 1:04pm — making it the latest 30-degree or above day in autumn on record.

The previous record for Perth was set on May 9, 1962, when the city recorded exactly 30C.

The temperature is well above the May average maximum of 22.3C.

The unseasonable warmth, which is set to continue into next week, is due to a high pressure system in the bight and a trough of low pressure off the west coast pushing warm air from the north towards Perth.

via Autumn temperatures set new record as Perth soars above 32C – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)