Heat melts weather bureau records

Western Australia has started the autumn season with searing temperatures that have broken several weather bureau records.

Carnarvon experienced its hottest day on record yesterday at 47.8 degrees, which also equalled the Australian record for the hottest day in March. Geraldton broke its record for the hottest March day yesterday with 45.2 degrees and Perth equalled its second hottest March day with 42 degrees.

Farmers are being alerted to check livestock water supplies as the mid-west swelters in its third consecutive day above 40 degrees Celsius.

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