South Western Australia is known for its sunshine and warm climate, and Perth lives up to the hype, boasting more sunny days per year than any other Australian state capital. Summers are hot, reaching up to 30°C–33°C (85°F–92°F) in January and February. Winters are mild and often still offer plenty of sunshine, with temperatures rarely dipping below 15°C (60°F), peaking at around 21°C (70°F) in both June and August.
Calendar of Events
Australia’s oldest and largest multi-arts festival hits Perth from February to March in the form of the Perth International Arts Festival, showcasing extensive dance, music, and visual arts programs. July sees the Revelation Perth International Film Festival (www.revelationfilmfest.org) screen a diverse range of cinematic works across the city. The Kings Park Festival celebrates the arrival of spring in September with a month of family events set among the park’s blossoming trees. Visit Perth in December for the highlight of the city’s social calendar, The Perth Cup thoroughbred horse race.