Climate in Western and Northern Australia

Climate in Western Australia: Western Australia (Perth, Broome)

Western Australia is the only state in Australia where you can feel all climate zones. The northwest and Kimberley regions are tropical. The Broome climate diagram shows the temperatures and rainfall in the northern region.

Climate table Broome

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 33 32 33 34 31 28 28 30 31 32 33 33
Min. Temperature in ° C 21 21 21 22 11 11 11 11 11 22 21 21
Hours of sunshine per day 9 1 1 9 9 9 10 10 10 11 11 9
Water temperature in ° C 22 23 23 23 22 21 20 11 11 11 20 21
Rainy days per month 11 11 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 5

In summer the temperatures in the north of Western Australia rise to 40 ° C. During the rainy season (November – March) there is also heavy rainfall. This time is also called “wet season” or “green season”. During the rainy season you have to expect very heavy rainfall every day. Usually these occur in the afternoon. Due to the high humidity, the wet season is perceived by many tourists as very humid, oppressively hot and uncomfortable. As a result, there are not so many holidaymakers in northwestern Western Australia during the rainy season and hotel and ticket prices fall as a result. During the dry season (April – October), the average temperature in this region is 29 ° C. With only one rainy day per month, there is no significant rainfall during this time.

According to thedresswizard, the country from Exmouth to Perth has a subtropical to temperate climate. As a guide, you can see the climate diagram of Perth . From November to March the temperatures rise to summery 26 ° – 31 ° C. The hottest months are February and March. With just two rainy days per month, you don’t have to expect a lot of precipitation at this time. In June, July and August the temperatures drop to an average of 12 ° C. At this time of year you should expect 16 rainy days per month.

Climate table Perth

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 32 32 30 21 22 11 11 11 20 23 21 29
Min. Temperature in ° C 11 11 16 11 10 9 1 1 9 10 11 11
Hours of sunshine per day 11 11 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 11 11
Water temperature in ° C 22 23 23 23 22 21 20 11 11 11 20 21
Rainy days per month 3 3 1 1 11 11 11 16 11 9 1 1

The Margaret River region southeast and southwest of Perth is very reminiscent of the Mediterranean climate, as we know it in Europe from Italy and Spain, for example. From December, the popular wine-growing region is perfect for beach holidays. The temperatures at this time are between 25 ° C and 35 ° C. From April the temperatures drop to an average of 12 ° C and prepare you for cool nights.

The best time to travel to Western Australia is not easy to determine due to the different climate zones. However, I recommend that you visit the western state during October and November, as well as March and April. In these parts of the year you can expect temperatures around 25 ° C to 30 ° C and avoid the risk of tropical rainfalls in the northwest of the state.

Climate in Northern Australia: Northern Territory (Darwin, Kakadu National Park)

The Northern Territory has a tropical climate . This means that the summer months from October to March are very hot with 35 to 40 ° C and are characterized by heavy rainfall. In autumn and winter (April to September) the temperatures are not much cooler (average 30 ° C) than in the Australian summer, but the humidity decreases considerably in the winter months. With the Darwin climate diagram you can see how the weather is all year round.

Climate table Darwin

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 32 31 32 33 32 31 31 31 33 33 33 33
Min. Temperature in ° C 21 21 21 24 22 20 11 20 23 21 21 21
Hours of sunshine per day 1 1 1 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 1
Water temperature in ° C 28 28 28 28 28 21 21 21 27 27 28 28
Rainy days per month 20 11 11 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 9 11

The rainy season in the Northern Territory (“wet season”) can be clearly felt from October to March. During this period, several heavy rains, which mostly occur in the afternoon, are the order of the day. Storms and cyclones are also not uncommon during the wet season. It can happen that some streets are flooded by the precipitation and are no longer passable. If you want to travel to remote parts of the Northern Territory or, for example, to the Kakadu National Park, you should definitely inquire beforehand about the current road conditions at the police, rest stops or tourist offices.

The southern part of the Northern Territory is in central Australia. The climate here is desert, so it can get around 40 ° C during the day in summer. At night, temperatures drop rapidly to 3 to 5 ° C. Such temperature differences are normal for desert landscapes. In general, there is little rain in the southern part of the Northern Territory. In winter (April to September) temperatures are around 21 ° C. Round trips are pleasant in this weather.

As the best travel time for the Northern Territory , I recommend the months April to September. If you want to visit the Kakadu National Park, I advise you to visit it in May. The waterfalls are quite full at this point and the vegetation is still in bloom.

Northern Australia Attractions