intense heat wave hits Perth

By: 0122855600 , 3:58 PM GMT on December 14, 2013

A heat wave hit Perth,Western Australia this week causing the hottest temperatures to affect the region since February.Today temperatures at Perth Airport soared to 40 Degrees Celsius before a cooler sea breeze moved in.

Tomorrow the inland suburbs of Perth could experience a temperature of 42 Degrees Celsius before the cooler sea breeze arrives.This may break the previous record for hottest temperature recorded in Perth for this year.The previous record for this year was set on February 12.

The fire danger will also be severe especially over Perth Hills due to the dry winds from the east before the afternoon sea breeze combined with the intense solar heating as it is summer now in Perth.

A total fire ban has also been issued for the inland suburbs of Perth and anyone who ignores the total fire ban could be fined up to $25000 or jailed for 12 months said the DFES(Department of Fire and Emergency Services)

The statement as posted on their website was:

"Saturday 14 December 2013 - 6:10 PM
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Sunday 15 December for inland parts of Perth and surrounding areas.
This includes:
• Armadale
• Gosnells
• Swan
• Chittering
• Gingin
• Kalamunda
• Mundaring
• Serpentine-Jarrahdale
• Toodyay

On Sunday 15 December 2013 between 12.01am until 11.59pm any activity that could start a fire is banned.

This means:
• you must not light or use any fires in the open air
• all open fires for the purpose of cooking or camping are not allowed
• hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, soldering, gas cutting or similar is not allowed unless you have an exemption
• you must not undertake any other activities that may start a fire

If a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been implemented by your local government you are able to harvest or move vehicles across paddocks for agricultural purposes.

You could be fined up to $25,000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.

For information on activities that can or cannot be carried out during a Total Fire Ban visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans/Pages/TotalFireBa nWhatCantIDo.aspx

If the information you want is not available from the website, telephone the Total Fire Ban Information Line 1800 709 355.

This information is also available by visiting www.dfes.wa.gov.au​"

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