Feb 4, 2016

Health, Fire Warnings Over Week of 40C Scorchers

Perth WA
Australia
by
Bruce Butler
,
Perth Now
It's hot out there. Photo: PerthNow
It's hot out there. Photo: PerthNow

Perth is now facing at least five consecutive days of 39C-plus temperatures — a withering forecast which has sparked a fire and public health warning. After a relatively mild January, which delivered floods in the south of the state and the first cyclone of the season — Category two Tropical Cyclone Stan — summer has returned with a vengeance.