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Perth 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 of Fremantle 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.

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