Perth weather: City shivers through its coldest morning for 10 months as winter solstice approaches

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Natalie RichardsThe West Australian
It was a perishing start in Perth on Wednesday morning.
Camera IconIt was a perishing start in Perth on Wednesday morning. Credit: Lincoln Baker/WA News

If you needed an extra layer this morning, you wouldn’t have been alone.

Perth has shivered through its coldest morning this year, with the mercury dropping to just 4.8C.

The city’s coldest temperature was recorded at 7.42am. It is the coldest day since August 6 last year when the morning started with a 4.5 degree chill.

And if you thought it was cold in the CBD, spare a thought for anyone catching an early flight.

The temperature at Perth Airport reached a perishing 3 degrees at 7.24am which, along with Jandakot, makes it the coldest place in Perth this morning.

In regional WA, the Wheatbelt town of Cunderdin recorded just 2.2 degrees at 6.49am while Wandering was the coldest area of the Great Southern at 1.7 degrees at 7.35am.

Collie, in the South West, was WA’s coldest place to be this morning with temperatures barely above freezing at 0.7 degrees at 7am.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a mostly sunny day for Wednesday with a top temperature of 18 degrees while the next rain is expected in time for the weekend, with a 95 per cent chance of 5 to 20mm of rainfall on Saturday.

But if you’re not a fan of winter, the good news is the days will start getting longer after Friday.

Australia marks the winter solstice on June 21, which will be the shortest day of the year.

Perth Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, 18C

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, 19C

Friday: Mostly sunny, 20C

Saturday: Showers, 18C

Sunday: Shower or two, 18C

Monday: Shower or two, 18C

Tuesday: Possible shower, 18C

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