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 as 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 ideal climate while earning a qualification for your future. Your weekends and holidays can be spent enjoying the outdoors at barbecues with friends, swimming in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, or even stand up paddle boarding on the Swan River.

Be sun smart

Our beautiful weather means a lot of sunshine. In summer, temperatures can soar above 40 degrees Celsius. It is important to take thorough precautions to prevent yourself from getting sun-burnt or dehydrated whenever you are spend time outdoors.

To best protect yourself against the sun, you should:

  • 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.

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