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About Perth

Location

Image: Map of Australia and location of Kingston International CollegeAs the capital city of Western Australia, Australias largest state, Perth is one of the cleanest, safest and friendliest cities in the Southern Hemisphere.

Perth shares a similar time zone to most Asian countries, being located in close proximity.

Climate

The climate in Perth is generally mild in winter and hot and dry in summer. With an average of 8 hours sunshine a day Perth is the sunniest capital city in Australia.

In summer the temperature averages 29 C during the day and 17 C at night. Although warm and dry there is often a refreshing sea breeze in the afternoon. The skies are usually blue with few clouds making Perth the ideal environment for enjoying an outdoor lifestyle.

It is advisable to use sunscreen and wear a hat and sunglasses in the summer as the sun can be very strong.