Perth Airport (suburb)

Last updated

Perth Airport
Perth,  Western Australia
Entry signage per.JPG
Entry signage to Perth Airport domestic terminal
Perth Airport (suburb)
Coordinates 31°56′38″S115°58′05″E / 31.944°S 115.968°E / -31.944; 115.968 Coordinates: 31°56′38″S115°58′05″E / 31.944°S 115.968°E / -31.944; 115.968
Population28 (2016 census) [1]
Established1997
Postcode(s) 6105
Location12 km (7 mi) from Perth
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Belmont
Federal Division(s) Swan
Suburbs around Perth Airport:
Redcliffe South Guildford High Wycombe
Cloverdale Perth Airport Maida Vale
Kewdale Welshpool Forrestfield

Perth Airport is an eastern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Its local government areas are the City of Belmont, the City of Swan (north) and the City of Kalamunda (east). It is located approximately 12 km east of the central business district. [2]

Climate

Perth Airport is home to a Bureau of Meteorology weather station. Perth Airport has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa), like the rest of Perth. The highest recorded temperature in the Perth metropolitan region is 46.7 °C (116.1 °F), recorded at Perth Airport on 23 February 1991.

Climate data for Perth Airport
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)46.0
(114.8)
46.7
(116.1)
43.8
(110.8)
39.6
(103.3)
35.3
(95.5)
27.8
(82.0)
25.7
(78.3)
29.9
(85.8)
34.5
(94.1)
37.7
(99.9)
41.1
(106.0)
44.5
(112.1)
46.7
(116.1)
Mean maximum °C (°F)41.0
(105.8)
40.4
(104.7)
38.6
(101.5)
33.2
(91.8)
28.4
(83.1)
23.5
(74.3)
22.1
(71.8)
23.9
(75.0)
27.2
(81.0)
32.2
(90.0)
36.2
(97.2)
39.3
(102.7)
42.1
(107.8)
Average high °C (°F)31.8
(89.2)
32.0
(89.6)
29.7
(85.5)
25.6
(78.1)
21.8
(71.2)
19.0
(66.2)
18.0
(64.4)
18.6
(65.5)
20.2
(68.4)
22.8
(73.0)
26.1
(79.0)
29.1
(84.4)
24.6
(76.3)
Average low °C (°F)17.0
(62.6)
17.5
(63.5)
16.0
(60.8)
13.0
(55.4)
10.4
(50.7)
9.0
(48.2)
8.0
(46.4)
8.1
(46.6)
8.9
(48.0)
10.3
(50.5)
12.8
(55.0)
15.0
(59.0)
12.2
(54.0)
Mean minimum °C (°F)10.4
(50.7)
11.1
(52.0)
8.9
(48.0)
6.4
(43.5)
4.4
(39.9)
2.9
(37.2)
2.3
(36.1)
2.6
(36.7)
3.4
(38.1)
4.6
(40.3)
6.9
(44.4)
8.7
(47.7)
1.2
(34.2)
Record low °C (°F)6.0
(42.8)
5.7
(42.3)
3.1
(37.6)
1.2
(34.2)
−0.4
(31.3)
−1.3
(29.7)
−1.0
(30.2)
0.1
(32.2)
−0.2
(31.6)
1.2
(34.2)
3.2
(37.8)
4.8
(40.6)
−1.3
(29.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches)10.9
(0.43)
15.0
(0.59)
16.2
(0.64)
39.7
(1.56)
97.5
(3.84)
155.1
(6.11)
155.3
(6.11)
118.9
(4.68)
72.2
(2.84)
43.0
(1.69)
25.4
(1.00)
11.2
(0.44)
762.1
(30.00)
Average precipitation days2.52.83.97.312.116.117.515.713.29.36.43.9110.7
Average afternoon relative humidity (%) (at 15:00)37373946536060565449444148
Mean daily sunshine hours 11.511.09.58.16.96.06.17.17.89.610.811.58.8
Source: Bureau of Meteorology [3] [4] [5]
Temperatures and rain data: 1944–2020; Relative humidity: 1994–2010

Related Research Articles

Perth Capital and largest city in Western Australia

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA). It is Australia's fourth-most populous city, with a population of 2.1 million living in Greater Perth in 2020. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with most of the metropolitan area on the Swan Coastal Plain between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The city has expanded outward from the original British settlements on the Swan River, upon which the city's central business district and port of Fremantle are situated. Perth city is located on land on which the Whadjuk Noongar, the Aboriginal people of the south west of Western Australia, have lived for at least 38,000 years. The Noongar people now refer to Perth as Boorloo.

Queensland Northeastern state of Australia

Queensland is a state situated in northeastern Australia, and is the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and the Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, separating the Australian mainland from Papua New Guinea. With an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi), Queensland is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, and is larger than all but 15 countries. Due to its size, Queensland's geographical features and climates are diverse, including tropical rainforests, rivers, coral reefs, mountain ranges and sandy beaches in its tropical and sub-tropical coastal regions, as well as deserts and savanna in the semi-arid and desert climatic regions of its interior.

Eucla, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Eucla is the easternmost locality in Western Australia, located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Eyre Highway, approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of the South Australian border. At the 2016 Australian census, Eucla had a population of 53.

Swanbourne, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Swanbourne is a western coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Nedlands. It is an affluent, upper middle class residential area with older Federation style homes, many being renovated. The suburb was established in the late 19th century. New housing estates have been built recently through the redevelopment of areas such as the Swanbourne Senior High School, Swanbourne Primary School and Lakeway Drive-In Cinema sites.

Jandakot, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Jandakot is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Cockburn local government area. It is best known for its small but busy airport.

Bullsbrook, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Bullsbrook is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the outer metropolitan area. It is located in the City of Swan. The original Bullsbrook townsite is located slightly west of the current town, on the 17 km mark of the Midland Railway. Bullsbrook is also home to the RAAF Pearce airbase, a major training facility for the Royal Australian Air Force. The suburb is situated on the Great Northern Highway, 25 kilometres north of the Midland Strategic Regional Centre. It is well serviced by several major transport networks including the Great Northern Highway, Railway Parade and the Brand Highway to the north, Chittering Road to the east and Neaves Road to the west. Bullsbrook is also adjacent to the State rail network, providing an opportunity for the development of an intermodal freight transport hub. The site is further strengthened by linkage to the planned Perth-Darwin National Highway via Stock Road.

Greenhill, South Australia Suburb of Adelaide, South Australia

Greenhill is a suburb of Adelaide located about 9.3 kilometres (5.8 mi) east of the city centre in the foothills of the Adelaide Hills. Its boundaries were created in October 2001 in respect of the “long established name” with some land being moved into the adjoining suburb of Waterfall Gully in July 2002. The suburb includes Greenhill Recreation Park and the western slopes of Mount Lofty. Greenhill Creek flows through Waterfall Gully and feeds into First Creek.

Bickley, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Bickley is a suburb located within the City of Kalamunda, in Perth, Western Australia.

Climate of Sydney Overview of the climate of Sydney

The climate of Sydney is humid subtropical, shifting from mild and cool in winter to warm and hot in the summer, with no extreme seasonal differences as the weather is moderated by proximity to the ocean, although more contrasting temperatures are recorded in the inland western suburbs. Despite the fact that there is no distinct dry or wet season, rainfall peaks in the first few months of the year and is at its lowest just around the middle of the year, though precipitation can be erratic throughout the year. Precipitation varies across the region, with areas adjacent to the coast being the wettest. The city receives around 20 thunderstorms per year. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Sydney falls in the temperate climate zone which has warm to hot summers and no dry season. Sydney's plant hardiness zone ranges from zone 11a to 9b throughout the metropolitan area.

Gosnells, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Gosnells is a suburb located within the City of Gosnells. Gosnells is approx. 20 kilometres south-east of the Perth central business district. It contains the Gosnells town centre which includes the Council offices, library and the Gosnells Railway Station.

Archerfield, Queensland Suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Archerfield is a mixed-use southern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Archerfield had a population of 544 people.

Climate of Australia Overview of the climate of Australia

Australia's climate is governed mostly by its size and by the hot, sinking air of the subtropical high pressure belt. This moves north-west and north-east with the seasons. The climate is variable, with frequent droughts lasting several seasons, thought to be caused in part by the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. Australia has a wide variety of climates due to its large geographical size. The largest part of Australia is desert or semi-arid. Only the south-east and south-west corners have a temperate climate and moderately fertile soil. The northern part of the country has a tropical climate, varying between grasslands and desert. Australia holds many heat-related records: the continent has the hottest extended region year-round, the areas with the hottest summer climate, and the highest sunshine duration.

Forrest, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Forrest is a small settlement and railway station on the Trans-Australian Railway in Western Australia. At the 2016 census, no people lived in Forrest, having been recorded at 18 individuals during the 2006 census.

Nullarbor, South Australia Town in South Australia

Nullarbor is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located 295 kilometres (183 mi) to the west of the town of Ceduna in the western part of the state immediately adjoining the border with Western Australia.

Climate of Tasmania

Tasmania has a cool temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The highest recorded maximum temperature in Tasmania is 42.2 °C (108.0 °F) at Scamander on 30 January 2009, during the 2009 southeastern Australia heat wave. Tasmania's lowest recorded minimum temperature is −14.2 °C (6.4 °F) on 7 August 2020, at Central Plateau.

Climate of Launceston, Tasmania Climate of the city of Launceston in Tasmania

Launceston, Tasmania has a cool, temperate climate, with four distinct seasons. The city is located in the Tamar Valley in Northern Tasmania and is surrounded by many large hills and mountains. With this type of topography, Launceston's weather patterns can change considerably in a short period.

Liawenee Town in Tasmania, Australia

Liawenee is a small town in Tasmania, Australia built near Great Lake and the River Ouse, and was established on 11 June 1920. The town is an ex-Hydro village and now a residence for Inland Fisheries Services (IFS) and a Tasmania Police station. It is known for its exceptional fishing at nearby Great Lake and hosts several trout fishing events.

Perth has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. February is the hottest month of the year, with an average high of 31.6 °C (88.9 °F), and July is the coldest month of the year, with an average low of 7.9 °C (46.2 °F). 77% of rain in Perth falls between May and September. Perth has an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day, which equates to around 3,200 hours of annual sunshine, and 138.7 clear days annually, making it the sunniest capital city in Australia.

Climate of Melbourne

Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria and second largest city in Australia, has a temperate oceanic climate and is well known for its changeable weather conditions. This is mainly due to Melbourne's geographical location. This temperature differential is most pronounced in the spring and summer months and can cause strong cold fronts to form. These cold fronts can be responsible for all sorts of severe weather from gales to severe thunderstorms and hail, minor temperature drops, and heavy rain. The city experiences little humidity in summer, except at the end of hot spells following thunderstorms and rain.

Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate with year-round period with warm to hot temperatures. Brisbane generally experiences 3 months of mild cool winter from June to August.

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Perth Airport (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 September 2019. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg CC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. Price Regulation of Airport Services Inquiry July 2006 Archived 1 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine , 2006, Productivity Commission, Australia federal Government. (accessed 27/8/2007)
  3. "Climate statistics for Australian locations – Perth Airport". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  4. "Monthly highest temperature – Perth Airport". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. "Monthly lowest temperature – Perth Airport". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 15 July 2020.