Perth Holiday Weather Overview
Perth is the capital of the state of Western Australia and is the fourth largest city in Australia as far as people living there goes. It can be found on the Swan Coastal Plain which is narrow stretch between the Darling Scarp and Indian Ocean.
Perth was found by Captain James Stirling in 1829 and named after the Scottish city of Perth and was the administrative centre for the Swan River Colony. Perth was a central base for submarines and the US Navy during World War II.
Things to do and see in Perth
Kings Park is one of the most pleasant places to visit outdoors in Perth as not only does it have the grass lawns and flower beds with benches you would expect to find in a park but it also has the Botanic Gardens and the War Memorial within making it somewhere that there really is plenty to see and do.
However if you are more interested in the tales of Captain Cook then the Swan River is something that should not be overlooked along with other historical sites including St, Mary’s Catherdral, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Swan Valley Heritage Trail.
For those who are in the market for a lazy day on the beach or just wanting to find somewhere to watch the sunset then the City Beach not only has white sands and surf, it has a very nice selection of small shops along it including a delightful fish and chip shop.
For those more into science than the seaside there is Scitech that is perfect for kids and adults alike. However if music is more your thing then the West Australian Symphony Orchestra has its home in Perth and will delight those who enjoy a night out at a classical concert.
Top places to stay in Perth
There are some stunning hotels to choose from in Perth, some are modern constructions like the Richardson Hotel and Spa and others have been converted into hotels from older, more historic landmarks such as the Best Western Premier Terrace Hotel.
There are so many different hotels that have character within Perth such as Miss Maud’s Swedish Hotel that looks like it belongs in the middle of New Orleans rather than in Perth. Though the eclectic style of this hotel is something truly wonderful and adds to its fantastic atmosphere.
When it comes to bed and breakfasts in Perth, Richards Bed and Breakfast and Perths La Casa Rosa Bed and Breakfast really are the best options out there for those who want to enjoy Australian hospitality and get the local view on the city.
For those who prefer to rent holiday lets then there are no shortage of those either, Perth Apartment Share and rooms at the Brigadoon retreat are perfect for couples or individuals travelling around Austrlia
Where to eat in Perth?
There are lots of great restaurants to choose from in Perth including the Friends Restaurant, Opus Restaurant, halu, the Tuck Shop Café, Grill and Chill, Red Opium, Balthazar Bar Restaurant and the Bonsai Restaurant & Café.
The Friends Restaurant is one that is for those who enjoy fine dining in a sophisticated atmosphere with gourmet food selections for reasonable prices and all with excellent service. By comparison the Bonsai Restaurant & Café is much more relaxed in terms of atmosphere and dress code, but the food and service doesn’t suffer for it.
The Opus restaurant is another for those wanting to indulge in a chic dining experience that specialises in French cuisine. halu on the other hand is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that is reasonably priced, a meal costing between £11 and £13, though the only drawback is that you must make a reservation before you can dine here.
The Tuck Shop Café is a great place to visit if you want to enjoy Australian food in a relaxed and laidback atmosphere that only the Aussies can provide for breakfast and brunch as well as lunch, though given its popularity you may want to book to avoid disappointment.
Best month to visit Perth
Due to its Mediterranean climate, Perth is beautiful to visit all year round, though as the temperatures in the summer can reach higher than 33 degrees Celsius, it may be too hot for some people to visit, though you are looking to escape the winter blues of the Northern Hemisphere, Perth is an ideal place to catch a lot of sun.
Perth is lucky enough to enjoy a Mediterranean climate and is surprisingly one of only five Mediterranean climate zones in the world. What this means in terms of weather is that you can expect to enjoy hot summers and warm winters, with sunny skies almost all year round with some periods of high humidity.
Summer in Perth
Summer in Perth is from December until February and sees temperatures averaging between a high of 27 and 33 degrees Celsius and an average low of between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius. There are sunny skies with the weather staying fine and dry with very little rain to speak of. There are also pleasant sea breezes that will ease the summer heat in the afternoons.
Nights are normally warm and pleasant with temperatures rarely falling below 18 degrees Celsius. January and February tend to be warmer than December, so if you are susceptible to the effects of heat stroke, be very careful in the Perth summer.
Winter in Perth
From June until the August the temperature dips in Perth to the twenties, with it not falling below 15 degrees on average during the daytime. At night there is a slightly colder feel to the city with temperatures falling as low as 6 degrees in July. The mild weather has brief periods of rain but the days tend to be sunny with only brief periods of thunderstorms.
Autumn and spring in Perth
Autumn and spring are very similar in Perth, with warm temperatures that are in high twenties to low thirties during the day and night doesn’t fall below ten degrees on average. There is some humidity but not much to speak of compared to the summer and does have some occasional showers that cool off the land.
What to pack and wear in Perth?
Light clothing is the best thing to wear around Perth due to the heat, but be sure that if you are planning on taking part in some outdoor activities that you have suitable clothing and footwear packed. Be careful to also check the dress codes of where you are planning to stay and dine so that you can be appropriately dressed.
Best months to visit Perth?
November and January are the best month to go for holiday or travel to Perth. Within Australia the weather data gathered from Perth weather forecast and Perth weather history also forecast these months temperature to be around 24°c and average of 278.2143 hours of sunshine in a month.
Coldest months of Perth?
August and July are the coldest months with temperature at around 11°c.
Which months receive most rainfall in Perth?
July and June receive most rainfall with precipitation count of 108.10mm.
Travelling to Perth? Check out our Weather averages of Perth to better plan your holiday or travel.
If you would just like to know what the weather was for a past dates for research or education or you are just curious then visit our historical weather of Perth section.