Perth has fairly standard weather that is on the hot side. The summers are hot and dry with the winters having mild temperatures and a fair amount of rain. Due to the heat of the summer, it is important that you make preparations to deal with the heat. This means that you will need to make sure that you have clothing that will properly ventilate your body and help you cool down. Due to the heat causing sweating, you will also want to get yourself into the habit of drinking a fair amount of water to replenish your fluids. If you are from somewhere that does not get much rain, you may also need to adjust to the rainy winters. Other than that, there is not much to be concerned with regarding the weather in Perth.
As Perth is in Western Australia, you will need to be mindful of the quarantine laws. To help protect the native wildlife from pests and disease, Western Australia has very strict quarantine laws. Before entering the state, you will have to get rid of almost any plant or animal matter. This is not limited to disposing of belongings either. You will also need to thoroughly clean your car and other belongings. There are many nooks and crannies that soil, leaves and seeds can get stuck in on vehicles. Not only could these things allow a foreign plant species to get into Western Australia, they may also carry pests, such as small bugs or parasites, or diseases. If you are not mindful of these quarantine laws, you will not only be putting yourself at risk of getting into trouble, you may also be putting the ecosystem of Western Australia at risk.
Perth is rather isolated from the rest of Australia. Adelaide is the closest city to Perth that has at least a 6 digit population. This may not sound significant, however, Adelaide is more than 2000 km away from Perth. Depending on your perspective, this can be either an advantage or a disadvantage. If you like being able to drive to other cities, Perth is probably not the city for you. On the other hand, if you like the idea of being isolated from other cities, you may really enjoy living in Perth. Interestingly enough, Perth is actually closer to Indonesia than it is to Sydney. This helps to demonstrate just how far out it is.
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