Climate

Your future under Perth’s blue skies

Perth has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. It is the sunniest capital city in Australia with clear blue skies an incredible 70% of the year! Our warm weather and clean air allow us to enjoy a year-round outdoor lifestyle and we make the most of our State’s natural beauty.

Our treasured coastline of white sandy beaches makes the ocean and the Swan River a big part of our lives and culture and we work hard to maintain Western Australia’s unique national parks and gardens.

Studying in Perth lets you take advantage of our sunny climate while earning a qualification for your future. Your weekends can be spent enjoying the outdoors at barbecues with friends or swimming in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Sun awareness

Our beautiful weather means a lot of sunshine and in summer temperatures can rise above 40 degrees celsius. It is important to take thorough precautions not to get sun-burnt or dehydrated whenever you are planning to spend time outdoors.

Things you should do:

  • Wear clothing that protects your skin
  • Put on a hat and a pair of sunglasses
  • Apply broad spectrum, water resistant SPF30+ (or higher) sunscreen. Put it on 20 minutes before you go outdoors and every two hours afterwards.


For more information on Perth’s weather and climate click here.

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