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 Climate

Overview

Long days of sunshine and blue skies are features of life in Western Australia. The state has amazing diversity from the deep reds of ancient rock contrasted with the turquoise blue Indian and Southern Oceans and the green rainforest of the South West.

Climate Zones

There are two climate zones in Western Australia:

  • Tropical North
  • Temperate South

Tropical North

The ‘dry’ season (April – September), has long days of sunshine and blue skies. Temperatures average 24 degrees Celsius at night to around 34 degrees Celsius during the day.

Along the coast temperatures do not change greatly throughout the day, while inland the temperature may drop dramatically in the cool of the night.

The ‘wet’ season (October –March), has high humidity and temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Tropical rainstorms are not uncommon and some northern coastal areas have recorded more than 1.5 metres of rain during this season. Electrical storms bring the sky to life as lightening flashes and lights up the night.

Temperate South

The weather south of the Tropic of Capricorn, located between Exmouth and Carnarvon, is known as mild and similar to a Mediterranean climate.

The South West region averages around 32 degrees in summer and 14 degrees in winter.

Perth has more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city allowing residents to live a relaxed and healthy outdoors lifestyle.

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