Tuesday, 1 May 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Perth - Product Code: IDCKGC11L0
Wettest April for five years in Perth
Rainfall - above average: The city received 76.4 mm of rainfall over 6 days in April compared with the average of 43 mm over about 7 days. This was the wettest April since the 96.0 mm in 2002. The wettest day in April 2007 was the 16th when 40.2 mm was recorded, which was the tenth wettest April day on record, and the wettest April day since the 69.6 mm on 17 April 2002. Historically, April rainfall has ranged from 0.0 mm on 3 occasions, to 148.8 mm in 1926. Last April Perth registered 25.4 mm rainfall.
Year to date rainfall - above average: The total rainfall
for January to April this year was 105.2 mm recorded on 20 days making it the
wettest such period since the 122.8 mm in 2003. The average is 85 mm.
Mean daily minimum temperature - below average: Perth's mean daily minimum temperature in April was 12.4°C, compared with the average of 13.7°C. Daily minima ranged from a cool 5.8°C on the 28th to a mild 17.6°C on the 15th.
Climate of Perth in May
Cold days in May: On average Perth has one cold day when the maximum temperature is 15 degrees or lower. The greatest number of such days was three in 1936. The most recent cold day Perth recorded in May was 11.5 degrees on 23 May 1995, the coldest May day on record.
Latest 30-degree day of the season: On average Perth experiences one day in May when the maximum temperature is 30 degrees or higher. The latest 30-degree day in the autumn season occurred on 9 May 1962, with exactly 30 degrees recorded.
Latest 32-degree day of the season: Hot days are very rare in May with only one in every five years on average. The latest maximum temperature of 32 degrees or greater occurred on 3 May 1907, with 32.2 degrees registered.
Note: Official Perth observations have been recorded at several different sites with varying instrumentation over the years, and these changes can affect the continuity of the climate record. For the current Perth (Mount Lawley) site, the most significant changes of this kind relate to temperature and rain days. For that reason, current mean temperature and rain-day data quoted here are based only on readings from the Perth (Mount Lawley) site, which commenced observations in 1993. Sunshine recordings are from Perth Airport and for similar reasons current means use only Perth Airport data, which commenced in 1993.