Perth Could Hit 40 Degrees Tomorrow As Summer Approaches

Temperatures in Perth will be heading for a record November high of 40 degrees tomorrow. According to the bureau of meteorology Perth, it will be the earliest in November that Perth has experience a 40C day and only the fourth 40C day in November in the city since the 19th Century. People planning on hitting…

Thousands Joining Perth Students’ Strike For Climate Action

By Shibs Wei Thousands of concerned students walked out of their schools and universities to demand the federal government address the issue of climate change.  Early estimates of the crowd show numbers to be several thousand people. They accuse the federal government of not doing enough for a sustainable environmental future and want the government…

EXCLUSIVE FEATURE: Neil Bennett 40 years in Meteorology

Neil Bennet, esteemed meteorologist, has reached a 40 year milestone in his career and we wish him the biggest congratulations! We sat down with Mr Bennet to talk about his work, highlights and what’s next. Mr Bennet revealed instead of going to university after graduating secondary school, he saw a job advertisement at the UK…

Helicopter beach patrols to begin on Sunday

With spring just around the corner, the McGowan Government’s strategy to keep beachgoers safe will see two helicopter patrols deployed from Sunday 1st September, covering the Perth Metropolitan area and South-West region. Extensive weekend surveillance of beaches will occur during the first month of spring, with patrols increasing to daily from October through end of…

Australia Experiences Hottest Summer on Record: Report

Australia has recorded its hottest summer on record, the Climate Council has revealed. The council released a report into the season on Thursday, showing extreme temperatures over the past three months. Port Augusta in South Australia reached a record breaking 49.5 degrees Celsius in January, while Townsville broke its 10-day accumulated rainfall total. Every state…

Death toll of US polar vortex reaches 12; but warmer weather expected for the weekend

By Helene Fung, Picture Courtesy: National Weather Services According to US officials and news media reports, at least 12 deaths have been brought on by the polar vortex which brought a record-breaking cold snap to the America’s mid-West – either the result of weather-related traffic accidents, or apparent exposure to the elements. Officials warned the…

2018 Recorded as Australia’s Third Warmest Year

Australia has experienced its third warmest year on record, according to a new Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) report. BOM released its annual climate statement on Thursday, revealing the nation’s average temperature was 1.14 degrees Celsius above the average for 1961-1990, which made 2018 slightly warmer than 2017, with only 2005 and 2013 warmer. Individual states…

WA to Develop Climate Change Policy For Future

A new climate change policy is on the cards for WA, with the State Government planning a better environment for future generations. The McGowan Government acknowledged that it has a role to play while recognising that the Federal Government must lead the way at a national level. “Many climate change issues are already being addressed…

Perth Experiences Preview of Summer As Warm Weather Returns

Perth is getting ready for the return of summer, with warmer weather expected to return next week. Hints of a warm week have previewed the months ahead, with Thursday reaching 33 degrees, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a consecutive 33 degree day on Friday. Temperatures will drop between the mid to high twenties through…

Start of Winter Prompts Sprinkler Switch-Off to Save Water, Money

The State Government is reminding Western Australians to conserve water use in gardens as winter begins tomorrow. Households, businesses and councils across Perth, Mandurah and parts of the South-West and Great Southern regions will need to switch off garden sprinklers as part of its Winter Sprinkler Switch-off to save homeowners water and money. “We have five…