Climate & culture
Perth is officially Australia’s sunniest capital city, with more hours of sunshine than any other city. Here are some more details about Perth’s Mediterranean climate and culture.
Summer in Perth
Perth summers officially stretch from December to February but the hot weather often continues through March.
|Months||December, January, February|
|Weather conditions||Dry and hot|
|Average temperatures||20 –35°C (68 – 95°F)|
In summer, the temperature can peak at 40°C on some days, so people generally stay indoors in air-conditioning or take a swim at the beach or in a pool. The summer sun is very hot with a high UV rating so it’s important to protect yourself with a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Autumn in Perth
Autumn is March to May in Perth. The hot weather from summer often continues throughout March but by May the cooler mornings and days have arrived.
|Months||March, April, May|
|Weather conditions||Warm to cool|
|Average temperatures||12 – 25°C (53.6 – 77°F)|
Autumn is a popular time for people in Perth to take advantage of the cooler but still sunny weather and enjoy camping trips and outdoor activities.
Winter in Perth
With an average of around 728mm of rainfall each year, Perth’s winters can be rainy, cold and sometimes frosty, but never snowy.
|Months||June, July, August|
|Weather conditions||Cold and rainy|
|Average temperatures||8 – 18°C (46.4 – 64.4°F)|
Although many days in winter are still sunny, some visitors to Perth can be taken by surprise at how cold the winter weather can be. Remember to pack a warm coat or jacket for your stay, or you can buy one when you’re here.
Spring in Perth
Springtime often coincides with the busiest time of year for university students so it’s perfect weather to enjoy your study breaks. You might even decide to take a tour to see some native wildflowers which only bloom at certain times of the year.
|Months||September, October, November|
|Weather conditions||Cool to warm|
|Average temperatures||10 – 22°C (50 – 71.6°F)|
Perth’s gardens and outdoor venues come to life in spring, with many outdoor festivals and events planned from September onwards.
Learn more about Perth’s climate
If you would like to read more about Perth’s climate, please visit the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology website.
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