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Bakers Hill
Western Australia
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Bakers Hill
Population 722 (2016 census)
Established 1897
Postcode(s) 6562
Elevation 330 m (1,083 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Northam
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.0 °C
73 °F
10.8 °C
51 °F
551.6 mm
21.7 in

Bakers Hill is a town 73 kilometres (45 mi) east of Perth, Western Australia on the Great Eastern Highway. The town is located within the Shire of Northam, between Wundowie and Clackline. At the 2016 census, Bakers Hill had a population of 722.

History

The town was originally known as Mount Baker in 1897. In 1902 the name was changed to Baker's Hill to avoid confusion with the town of Mount Barker in the Great Southern area. The apostrophe was removed from the name in 1944.

Military History

During World War II, Bakers Hill was the location of the 62nd Field Park Company of the Royal Australian Engineers (RAE).

Climate

Bakers Hill has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and cool, rather wet winters.

Climate data for Bakers Hill
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 43.2
(109.8)
44.6
(112.3)
40.0
(104)
37.8
(100)
33.3
(91.9)
24.2
(75.6)
23.3
(73.9)
27.0
(80.6)
31.7
(89.1)
36.6
(97.9)
39.8
(103.6)
42.0
(107.6)
44.6
(112.3)
Average high °C (°F) 31.8
(89.2)
31.7
(89.1)
28.5
(83.3)
23.5
(74.3)
19.2
(66.6)
16.0
(60.8)
15.1
(59.2)
15.6
(60.1)
17.5
(63.5)
21.7
(71.1)
25.6
(78.1)
29.9
(85.8)
23.0
(73.4)
Average low °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
16.1
(61)
14.6
(58.3)
12.3
(54.1)
9.4
(48.9)
7.6
(45.7)
6.6
(43.9)
6.4
(43.5)
7.0
(44.6)
8.9
(48)
11.2
(52.2)
14.0
(57.2)
10.8
(51.4)
Record low °C (°F) 7.8
(46)
7.2
(45)
6.2
(43.2)
4.0
(39.2)
2.4
(36.3)
0.2
(32.4)
0.6
(33.1)
-2.9
(26.8)
0.2
(32.4)
0.5
(32.9)
1.7
(35.1)
5.5
(41.9)
-2.9
(26.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 16.0
(0.63)
13.0
(0.512)
17.4
(0.685)
30.6
(1.205)
71.1
(2.799)
110.4
(4.346)
113.7
(4.476)
86.3
(3.398)
64.0
(2.52)
33.9
(1.335)
20.8
(0.819)
10.2
(0.402)
581.3
(22.886)
Avg. precipitation days 2.1 2.4 2.9 6.0 10.2 14.2 14.9 13.7 11.6 6.9 4.4 2.3 91.6

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