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Weather and climate

Fremantle has a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. With its long days of sunshine, spotless blue skies and brilliant beaches – Fremantle is a perfect year-round Australian holiday destination.

Fremantle, being located by the sea, enjoys the benefits of the refreshing afternoon sea breeze known to locals as the ‘Fremantle Doctor’ which brings welcome relief on hot summer days.

Seasons

Spring

Spring in Perth begins in September and from this time on the weather quickly warms to fine sunny conditions especially from October and November. Rain is usually minimal or absent.

Summer

The official start of summer in Perth is December through to February, with January and February being the hottest months. The weather is fine and dry, and rain at this time of year is very unusual.

Autumn

Autumn begins in March and finishes at the end of May. With warm sunny days and cooler nights, there is still plenty of sunshine left before the onset of winter. Although the weather is still mostly fine, there may be an occasional shower or humidity. 

Winter

The mild Perth winter begins at the start of June and finishes at the end of August. It is generally a rainy season, mingled with cool sunny days. There are however occasional storms, leading to downpours of rain, lightning or thunder.

Fremantle is often a few degrees cooler than Perth City due to its location on the coast.

For the current Fremantle weather and 7 day forecast visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Average annual temperature and rainfall for Perth

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Mean maximum temperature (°C)

31.1

31.6

29.7

25.8

22.5

19.3

18.4

18.9

20.2

23.2

26.4

29.0

Mean minimum temperature (°C)

18.1

18.3

16.6

13.6

10.5

8.6

7.6

8.0

9.4

11.4

14.2

16.4

Mean number of days rain (> 1 mm)

1.6

1.0

2.3

4.4

8.6

12.8

14.3

12.9

11.2

5.2

4.1

2.2

Mean maximum temperature (°C)
The average daily maximum air temperature, for each month and as an annual statistic, calculated over all years of record 1994 - 2013.

Mean minimum temperature (°C)
The long-term average daily minimum air temperature observed during a calendar month and over the year 1994- 2103.

Mean number of days of rain (> 1 mm)
Number of days in a calendar month or year with at least 1mm of precipitation.

Sun protection

The Australian sun is very strong and you should always protect yourself from being sunburnt.  Staying in the shade is one of the most effective ways to reduce sun exposure, but remember that other sun protection measures should also be used to avoid reflected UV radiation including:

  • wear a wide brimmed hat
  • apply sunscreen regularly
  • cover up.

It is also important to have plenty of water on hand to avoid dehydration.

For more information on being sun smart visit the Cancer Council Western Australia website.

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