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Weather in Perth: Hot Spring Over the Weekend as Parts of State in Severe Heat Wave

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Be careful what you wish for, Perth.

After it looked like the warm weather would never come, we are set for a scorching weekend, peaking at 36C on Saturday.

It doesn’t cool down in the evenings either, with a balmy 20C low forecast for Friday night, before the heat flares up on Saturday.

If you didn’t get the air conditioning fixed, or you rushed to Kmart to get a weak fan, you may be too late.

“A trough on the west coast — very common for this time of year — brings warm temperatures from the north and inland,” said Bureau of Meteorology Duty Forecaster Jessica Lingard.

A week of summer temperatures is approaching for the people of Perth.  Cottesloe Beach saw young and old take to the water on Sunday and enjoy the sun.  Photo: Kelsey Reid 22/11/2020
Camera iconA week of summer temperatures is approaching for the people of Perth. Cottesloe Beach saw young and old take to the water on Sunday and enjoy the sun. Kelsey Reid 22/11/2020 Credit: Kelsey Reid/The Western Australian

“We can expect very pleasant weather Friday, Saturday and Sunday … summer starts in a week, so we’ll see it get warmer.”

Tomorrow will be the hottest day in Perth since March 29, when it peaked at 39°C.

The highest temperature in October in Perth was 33.2C, and the warmest day in November so far reached 32.2C.

On Friday, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a serious fire hazard warning for the West Kimberley Coast, Kimberley Inland, East Pilbara Coast and West Pilbara Coast.

Carnarvon is currently in the midst of a severe heat wave, with 38C on Friday and 39C forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.

Severe thunderstorm warnings for Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River were canceled last Sunday afternoon.

However, Perth was hit by rain on Monday morning, with more than 6mm falling.

“Considering what time of year it is, the rainfall is not too bad for Perth at this time of year,” Duty Forecaster Luke Huntington said Monday.

“But the rest of November is going to be a big change.

“We have a slow to medium to high pressure system in the southern part of the state for the rest of the week.

“We’re actually going for an extended period of dry and warm to hot weather for the next seven days.”

PERTH FORECAST

Friday: 34C, sunny

Saturday: 36C, sunny

Sunday: 31C, sunny

Monday: 26C, sunny

Tuesday: 25C, mostly sunny

Wednesday: 26C, sunny

Thursday: 28C, sunny

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UK weather: Snow forecast by Met Office as thousands without power

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According to the Met Office, snow, rain and wind will sweep through parts of the UK in the coming days, with thousands of homes still waiting to be reconnected to power after Storm Arwen.

About 4,700 homes in northern England and Scotland are still without delivery — more than a week after the storm hit on Nov. 26, according to the industry association Energy Networks Association (ENA).

Boris Johnson said on Saturday that he has called those who led the response to Storm Arwen, adding that he remains “concerned” that thousands of homes are still without power.

In a tweet, the prime minister said the government is ready to further support the recovery work “in any way possible”.

With power recovery still underway, forecasters predict low temperatures between 4C (39F) and 6C (43F) for the next few days, accompanied by some gale-force winds for the region.

The Met Office expects to see “restless” weather, with snow in the Cairngorms and Northern Pennines overnight Saturday before turning drier and less windy on Sunday.

Workers repair a broken power line after storm Arwen (ENA/PA)

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But the temporary relief will stop Monday as a swath of rain and snow is expected in the second half of the day, along with more wind.

From Tuesday, the UK will see continued wind, rain and snow – with a chance of more strong winds, although not as strong as Arwen, until Wednesday.

Simon Partridge, a meteorologist with the Met Office, said: “As for the process of reconnecting power and getting to remote areas, it’s not helpful – probably the best day tomorrow and probably the first half of Tuesday. , some decent conditions.

“Other than that, quite a bit of rain, some snow on the hills and fairly high winds – which certainly helps slow down the process of reconnecting supplies and reaching the more remote locations to cut trees and so on.

“It is certainly not ideal, and at the higher locations there will certainly be some snow in the coming days.”

A fallen tree in New York in North Tyneside after Storm Arwen wreaked havoc across much of the UK (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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The Met Office has also issued yellow weather warnings for rain in parts of the north east of England and a yellow snow warning for parts of south east Scotland.

The long delays have prompted energy regulator Ofgem to take enforcement action against network companies that failed to restore power to customers quickly enough after the storm.

It has also agreed with companies to lift the £700 limit on compensation that can be given to customers.

The change will allow those affected to claim £70 for any 12 hour period without power, after an initial £70 for the first 48 hours.

Chief executive Jonathan Brearley told the BBC Radio 4 programme: “We are very concerned about customers who have been without power for over a week.

Royal Marines of 45 Command visit remote communities and vulnerable households in the Banchory area of ​​Aberdeenshire (PA/MoD)

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“We want to establish the facts and make sure we understand what happened, whether the network companies have fulfilled their obligations. If not, we will take enforcement action.

“We have clear expectations about how quickly they should get people back on the system.

“We recognize the challenging circumstances those companies are in. But what we expect from the network companies is to relentlessly connect people, but also provide support.”

He later told BBC Breakfast: “One thing we’ve already done is we’ve said to network companies, and they’ve agreed, they’ve lifted the cap on the fees they’ll give customers and they’ll make sure those customers will be compensated for everything they have experienced.”

The Ministry of Defense said 297 British Army and Royal Marine personnel are supporting civil authorities and carrying out door-to-door checks on vulnerable people in their homes and reassuring local communities.

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A raft in rough weather – This is how this philanthropist from Tiruchy conquers hearts

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TIRUCHY: The sun is finally coming through the thick clouds in Tiruchy, but CK Anand is still busy. His phone never stopped ringing, as many of the city’s side roads were flooded from the recent downpour that completely submerged the city. It can be an urgent call to ask for a boat; someone who asks for a quick delivery of some vegetables or medicine; it could be a toddler crying over chocolate.

Anand is in his late thirties and leads a group of volunteers, who provide essential assistance 24 hours a day to people living in swampy areas. Their day starts at 7 in the morning and lasts until after midnight, especially the last days.

A few days ago, when gray clouds hung over the city, Anand received a call: a few people were stranded in low-lying areas of Lingam Nagar, Arul Nagar, Selvam Nagar, Rajalakshmi Nagar in Woraiyur, and needed some food. He gathered a few boys from his area and rushed to the affected areas with help.

“I have rented two boats from Mukkombu and people who can row them. I wanted to provide what people really needed in such difficult times. The first two days we shared the daily necessities such as milk, atta, maggi, semiya, bread, etc. We also distributed food and vegetables. We try to help as many people as possible’, says Anand.

With his own cable company, Anand goes the extra mile to help those around him. The compassionate three-year-old has earned a special place in people’s hearts. His philanthropic journey began during the Gaja Cyclone, Anand’s friends said, and has continued since. Residents of these places are full of praise for him. “Anand had also helped us during the lockdown.

A few months ago, he realized that there was a high risk of dengue and malaria in certain areas. He had mosquito nets installed in all households at his own expense. He has rescued more than 500 people in recent weeks,” a resident of Arul Nagar, Pugazh, told TNIE.

“We have seen three floods in the last month, but the last few days have been the worst. Anand and his team have worked tirelessly. They do what the government should do. They saved several lives.”
says Raj Mohamed, a resident of Selvam Nagar.

Even when talking to TNIE, he is busy with people around him. Every passerby stops to talk to him. Some asked him to deliver vegetables in their area, others just stopped to express their gratitude. The water has withdrawn from most side roads. But Anand is still busy. And he is just a phone call away.

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“Rain will be widespread on Monday,” Deon said of the start to the workweek. And the precipitation is expected to continue for at least a couple of more days after that.

After hosting the SEC Championship on Saturday, a day later Mercedes-Benz Stadium will welcome back football fans when the Falcons face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — so motorists can expect some congestion when the 1 p.m. kickoff approaches.

And that won’t be the only sports-related traffic tie-ups expected. The Atlanta Hawks play at home against the Charlotte Hornets, with the hoop action at State Farm Arena starting at 6 p.m.

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An increased police presence was planned for the weekend as the Atlanta Police Department gears up for a busy weekend and holiday season. APD officials announced a plan for increased security and additional patrols in a news conference Friday.

ExploreAtlanta police beef up security for busy sports weekend, holiday season

On Saturday, anyone traveling from northwest of the metro area needed to plan for serious traffic on I-75 South heading into Cartersville. An emergency bridge closure has created a major bottleneck just south of exit 296 for Cass White Road in Bartow County. By Saturday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced two lanes of southbound I-75 were open.

After taking a break for the holiday weekend after Thanksgiving, many ongoing roadwork projects were expected to continue Saturday and Sunday, according to the Georgia DOT.

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

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