Best Time To Go
Perth summers are generally hot and dry, with February generally
being the hottest month of the year. The hottest ever recorded
temperature in Perth was 46.2C on 23rd February 1991. Winters are cool
and moist, though winter rainfall has been declining in recent years.
The official temperature for Perth has never quite reached zero
Celsius, and even in winter maximum daytime temperatures only
occasionally fall below 16C.
Rainfall is infrequent from October to March so a visit to Perth in
those months is rarely affected by rain, though it can get quite hot
during the day. As winter temperatures are mild, a winter visit to
Perth need never be out of the question as it is unlikely to be ruined
by ongoing inclement weather as are some Australian destinations.
In the hotter months, flies can be an irritating problem,
particularly in the bush and surrounding country towns, though their
numbers decline dramatically from March onwards as maximum temperatures
fall. From August to October, Western Australia's wildflowers are in
full bloom. During these months the weather is also pleasant around
much of the state (though still quite cold in the far south), and are
therefore popular times to travel to Perth and the regions around it
where wildflowers are prolific.