is the capital
and the largest city
of Western Australia
. Standing at the far southwestern tip of the continent
it basks in an almost ideal climate
Perhaps the most pleasant aspect of the Perth climate goes by the name of the Fremantle Doctor. On sunny summer
days, the temperature
in Perth can climb extremely high (above 40C). It is in just these conditions that a cool breeze blows up the Swan River
from the port
and the sea
. As this breeze sweeps up the river and runs through the city streets, it brings a welcome relief from the heat for the citizens of Perth.
It is the Fremantle Doctor that stops the city becoming unbearably hot in the summer months.