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Perth weather

Perth has more hours of sunshine than any other Australian state capital, giving you opportunities to combine studying with your favourite activities.

Hear what our students have to say about the weather in Perth.

Summers in Perth are hot and dry, with average temperatures of 31°C in the hottest month of February. In winter, the weather is cool, and can be wet at times between May and September. However, it’s not unusual to see sunny days and clear blue skies during the winter months.

Perth’s sunny climate and coastal location has led to an outdoor lifestyle and thriving beach culture, where you can enjoy plenty of outdoor spaces in parks, beaches and riversides. Popular outdoor activities include outdoor cinemas, surfing, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, cycling and hiking.

You could take your laptop to a scenic beachside café and enjoy the sea air while you study, or sit outside in the beautiful, lush green Perth Campus grounds in between classes.

“Perth is a very international city. You have amazing theatres, you have a lot of activities that you can do, festivals, and international concerts. I love the sporting culture. I like going out running, going to the parks and of course the best beaches in the world!”

Maria Machuca Suarez, Colombia, Research Fellow, Corrosion Engineering

“There’s a beautiful park here, Kings Park, [which has] beautiful views of the city, flowers, plants, you can go and enjoy a very nice picnic.”

Maria Machuca Suarez, Colombia, Research Fellow, Corrosion Engineering

Average temperatures

TemperatureJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Mean maximum temperature (°C)31.731.929.725.521.818.917.918.520.122.625.828.924.4
Mean minimum temperature (°C)1717.515.912.910.49888.810.212.714.912.1

Source: Bureau of Meteorology, 2013

Average rainfall

RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Mean rainfall (mm)9.714.415.741.499.3162157.3117.372.244.326.911.4773
Decile 5 (median) rainfall (mm)2.35.4834.388.6158.2154.6119.266.838.422.28.2777.6
Mean number of days of rain ≥ 1 (mm)1.41.52.25.49.914.214.91310.26.74.42.386.1

Source: Bureau of Meteorology, 2013