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West Australian heatwave closes national parks

January 11, 2014

National parks across Western Australia have been closed as extreme heat forecast for this weekend hits the State.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says the temperature in Perth is expected to reach 44 degrees Celsius today (saturday 11th January) and 41C on Sunday.

12 national parks in Perth and the State's mid-west will be closed all weekend, WA's Department of Parks and Wildlife says, while two in the South West will be closed on Sunday only.

Recreational areas at dams in the Perth Hills, including the Mundaring Weir, will also be closed.

The severe to extreme heatwave conditions in Western Australia are forecast to spread to east over the weekend, with possibly no relief for inland areas for well over a week.


http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/

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