This page is provided as a guide to Perth weather to assist help you decide what clothes to bring giving weather information and suggestions for clothing.  Those coming from warmer climates will need warmer clothing in Perth, whilst those traveling from cooler climates might find they need lighter clothing.

Climate

Perth’s Average Monthly Temperatures & Average Monthly Rainfall

Autumn Max Min Rainfall
March 29ºC 15ºC 19mm
April 25ºC 12ºC 46mm
May 21ºC 15ºC 123mm

It is not uncommon for W.A. to receive the monthly quota of rain in a few days and 46 millimetres of rain would represent 7 or 8 days rain in April.  Rain usually comes in short heavy showers, and we rarely experience long periods of light rain.

If you wish to learn more about the current weather and climate conditions in Western Australia, please visit the Bureau of Meteorology web site.

 


 

Clothing

Autumn (March to May) are mild to warm so bring light to medium-weight clothing.  Shorts and t-shirts are generally warm enough for the Easter break during the day.  Nights can be a little cool so warmer clothes would be appropriate for evenings.

 


 

Sun Awareness

The Western Australian sun is very intense and can be harmful to your skin. To avoid sunburn and skin damage take the following steps:

  • Before you go outside apply SPF 30+ broad spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen to all areas except those that will be covered by highly protective clothing all the time you are outside.
  • Make sure you take extra SPF 30+ sunscreen, a broad-brimmed hat, a long-sleeved shirt with a collar, and long pants.
  • Cover yourself with clothing as much as possible, especially in the middle of the day.
  • If you are snorkelling or swimming, make sure that your back and all other exposed areas are well covered by sunscreen.
  • If there is any shade available, use it. The deeper the shade the better.
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