Weekend weather: Hot conditions forecast for Saturday in the South West before Sunday brings sweet relief

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A hot Saturday in Bunbury will be followed by a more comfortable 27C on Sunday.
Camera IconA hot Saturday in Bunbury will be followed by a more comfortable 27C on Sunday. Credit: Mogens Johansen/The West Australian

After a run of extremely hot weekends, Bunbury and the South West are set for some relief from the sweltering conditions which ruled the festive period.

The second weekend of 2022 will bring a top of 31C on Saturday for Bunbury, before a more mild 27C on Sunday.

It comes after temperatures on Friday were set to reach a maximum of 34C in the South West city.

Temperatures will stay at 17C on Saturday night and 15C the following night.

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A maximum of 29C is forecast as many return to work on Monday.

Harvey is also set for a 31C day on Saturday, on the back of Friday’s hot 36C, before dropping further to 28C on Sunday.

Busselton will be a slightly cooler 30C on Saturday, with a low of 15C, while Margaret River will be cooler again — a comfortable top of 27C is expected there on Saturday.

Further inland, Collie will be a warm 33C on Saturday before dropping to 26C to round out the weekend and Manjimup is set for three consecutive days of less than 30C from Saturday.

In Waroona, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a severe fire danger advice for the eastern parts, with hot, dry and windy conditions expected.

Residents living near bushland, high fuel loads or a forested area are urged to read through their bushfire survival plans or to leave in the earliest part of the day if they are not prepared to actively defend.

A bushfire advice was also issued on Thursday afternoon for parts of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, but there is currently no threat to lives or homes.

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