What's the winter like in Perth

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Planning to visit Perth in winter, wonder what kind of climate is there so I know what kind of clothing is advisable. Is there a big difference between the day and the night, or are there few degrees of difference? So I should use winter clothing during the night and summer clothing during the day, or the same clothes are fine all day?
 

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Talking about the city center I'd equate the weather to be much like Sydney. They are both on similar latitude positions.
 

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Thank you very much but that doesn't answer my questions, because I'm not from Australia.
 

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Planning to visit Perth in winter, wonder what kind of climate is there so I know what kind of clothing is advisable. Is there a big difference between the day and the night, or are there few degrees of difference? So I should use winter clothing during the night and summer clothing during the day, or the same clothes are fine all day?

Personally I'd bring some thicker jackets / windbreakers for night time that you can throw on, Perth can get surprisingly (for some) cold at night and it is quite windy in the afternoons which has a windchill factor too as well.
 

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Which months are you visiting?

Perth has two kinda of days in winter. If its overcast nights will drop to ~8-10C and days 15-17C. When it rains, it rains sideways here, but only for 20 minutes or so. Rare to get that constant London type drizzle. If the sky is clear, it can drop as low as 1C at night/early morning. But sunny days are glorious in winter. Can get as warm as 20C and pleasant in the sun.

You won't need summer clothes, unless you're coming from northern Siberia.

Indoor heating in Perth is poor. It's not like Europe where you enter a building and it's warm and toasty.
 
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Which months are you visiting?

Perth has two kinda of days in winter. If its overcast nights will drop to ~8-10C and days 15-17C. When it rains, it rains sideways here, but only for 20 minutes or so. Rare to get that constant London type drizzle. If the sky is clear, it can drop as low as 1C at night/early morning. But sunny days are glorious in winter. Can get as warm as 20C and pleasant in the sun.

You won't need summer clothes, unless you're coming from northern Siberia.

Indoor heating in Perth is poor. It's not like Europe where you enter a building and it's warm and toasty.
I'll be visiting from April to October.

I guess indoor heating is like being outside without the air breeze. Some places in europe are like that aswell, the thing is that if it has kitchen temperature is higher because of it.

About inner clothing, going to pubs/discos/bars/nightclubs, do people wear short or long sleeves? I guess they're your can take your coat off... No idea if such places are open due to CoVid-19.
 

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I'll be visiting from April to October.

I guess indoor heating is like being outside without the air breeze. Some places in europe are like that aswell, the thing is that if it has kitchen temperature is higher because of it.

About inner clothing, going to pubs/discos/bars/nightclubs, do people wear short or long sleeves? I guess they're your can take your coat off... No idea if such places are open due to CoVid-19.

Everything is open, there is no covid in Australia.

The only time they are empty is when WA decides to shut its borders for fun and all the tourists disappear ;)

People wear anything and everything in Perth really depends if you feel the cold or not but definitely in winter a light jacket is needed, in my opinion.

Perth is very..... mmmm.... casual in terms of dress, it’s certainly not the fashion capital of Australia, it’s no Melbourne. So I wouldn’t worry about dressing up too much either.
 

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It's a mild climate. I wear shorts & tee shirt pretty much all winter, except for the windy rain days or early morning/evening when I'll put on a jacket, and I swim in the ocean in winter without a wet suit.

I don't know where you (OP) are from, but the thing that I've often noticed is that people from warm, sub-tropical areas (eg. Queensland) are more likely to wear shorts through the winter in Perth than people who come from colder areas. It's almost as though central heating in cold climates makes people soft for coping with a bit of cool.

It is said that SW Australia has the climate California thinks it has. ;) Certainly no cold, miserable sea-fogs.
 

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I'll be visiting from April to October.

I guess indoor heating is like being outside without the air breeze. Some places in europe are like that aswell, the thing is that if it has kitchen temperature is higher because of it.

About inner clothing, going to pubs/discos/bars/nightclubs, do people wear short or long sleeves? I guess they're your can take your coat off... No idea if such places are open due to CoVid-19.

Will give you a good idea of the weather now http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/perth.shtml
 

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Will give you a good idea of the weather now http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/perth.shtml
Yeah but the thing is that it's autumn in Perth right now. I see big differences in temperatures during the day, for example 12/26°C and 4/30°C minimum/maximum. Where I am from, I get for example on January 110mm rain & 7/13°C on average, with cold nights / warm days 1/17°C. According to same website, in Perth the coldest month is July, with 69mm rain & 9/17 on average and 5/22 extremes:

 

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It's a mild climate. I wear shorts & tee shirt pretty much all winter, except for the windy rain days or early morning/evening when I'll put on a jacket, and I swim in the ocean in winter without a wet suit.
I guess you are not afraid of sharks and stingrays' stinger. All seas and oceans on Australia have sharks, it's matter of luck not to get bitten, not because they are no there.
 

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I guess you are not afraid of sharks and stingrays' stinger. All seas and oceans on Australia have sharks, it's matter of luck not to get bitten, not because they are no there.
It's not like the ocean is infested with sharks. You can go to the beach and swim and be fine. With stingrays, you'll be lucky if you see one, and you'll only end up like Steve Irwin if you decide grabbing one would be a good idea.
 

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I guess you are not afraid of sharks and stingrays' stinger. All seas and oceans on Australia have sharks, it's matter of luck not to get bitten, not because they are no there.

😳 That's a bit dramatic. I think you've been exposed to a bit too much tabloid-style journalism or commercial TV.

It's not obligatory to enter the ocean for the day-to-day shark and stingray-wrestling 😜.

I was merely attempting to illustrate that the winter weather is mild enough to go swimming in the ocean in budgie-smugglers during winter, rather than rely on tables of average temperatures to gauge the overall feeling. I am far from alone in swimming during the winter.

You might even enjoy it when you get here!
 

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Yeah but the thing is that it's autumn in Perth right now. I see big differences in temperatures during the day, for example 12/26°C and 4/30°C minimum/maximum. Where I am from, I get for example on January 110mm rain & 7/13°C on average, with cold nights / warm days 1/17°C. According to same website, in Perth the coldest month is July, with 69mm rain & 9/17 on average and 5/22 extremes:


You're talking about a 6 month period. Of course there is going to be variation. You said you'll be here in April, current weather would be relevant to you. I really think you're over thinking it a bit. We have plenty of shops here. You can always purchase some clothing if need be ;)

I guess you are not afraid of sharks and stingrays' stinger. All seas and oceans on Australia have sharks, it's matter of luck not to get bitten, not because they are no there.

No need to be afraid. You're orders of magnitude more likely to be involved in a car accident driving to the beach than you are being bitter by a shark. Additionally I've never heard of anyone being stung by a stingray off Perth beaches.
 

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No need to be afraid. You're orders of magnitude more likely to be involved in a car accident driving to the beach than you are being bitter by a shark. Additionally I've never heard of anyone being stung by a stingray off Perth beaches.
Maybe you didn't hear of such a thing in person, but articles about people being barbed are out there:
perth stingray attack - Google Search

Even more articles may be missing due to australian government chasing Google for indexing news without a formal agreement.
 
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Maybe you didn't hear of such a thing in person, but articles about people being barbed are out there:
perth stingray attack - Google Search

Even more articles may be missing due to australian government chasing Google for indexing news without a formal agreement.

The Australian government also uses ASIO (a federal agency) to cleanse Google of drop bear attacks, because it is VERY bad for tourism. I think once the government bans Google they won't have to worry about it though.

Anyway, back on Perth - drop bears can be found in the coastal areas - in the dunes near the beaches, so if you don't hang around the dunes too much and just go straight to the beach you will be fine.

The drop bears don't go near the salt water - probably for the same reason you do, because of the sharks, sting rays etc. Very sensible.
 

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Maybe you didn't hear of such a thing in person, but articles about people being barbed are out there:
perth stingray attack - Google Search

Even more articles may be missing due to australian government chasing Google for indexing news without a formal agreement.

One isolated event.

More people win Lotto in Australia each year than get eaten by a shark or barbed by a stingray. And far, far more die in road crashes.
 

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