Average Temperatures:

Summer

  • High 28c
  • Low 13c

Winter

  • High 17c
  • Low 7c
Many have said, that we have the perfect climate… warm sunny summers… colourful wildflowers abound in springtime… winter sees good rainfall with log fires keeping our homes warm and in autumn we have beautiful crisp, clear sun-filled days.

Liz and Peter Bursey

Liz and Peter Bursey

The following rainfall information has been compiled by Quinninup local weather enthusiast Peter Bursey.

Living so close to nature in Quinninup makes us all weather watchers. But Peter, who has lived by the Lake with wife Liz since 1991, has made it a hobby. He has been keeping rainfall records practically from the day he arrived.  
 

As a manager of camps for an oil drilling firm in the north of WA, Peter had been aware of the importance of correct weather observation. “You had to make do with what you had - it was critical to accommodation, telecommunications and road services”. 


His neighbour, an old-timer called Rene White, provided anecdotal evidence that this wetter pattern had been the norm in the early days of settlement. But Quinninup has been much drier overall in recent years, beginning in 1994 when only 773mm fell. This year at the beginning of October, for the first time since records began, the Lesser Quinninup Brook, on which the Lake mainly depends, has not yet flowed.

Rain or not, Peter, who is now in his eighties, remarks as he sits on his verandah overlooking Karri Lakes…..