Best time to visit Broome

The best time to visit Broome is anytime from mid-May to mid-November during the cooler winter dry season.

Broome weather

Broome has a hot semi-arid climate with two seasons: a warm, dry season and a hot, wet season.

The summer wet season, from December to March, is characterised by hot, humid and wet weather, with short tropical downpours usually in the afternoon and evenings.

The winter dry season, from April to November, brings clear, sunny skies with an average high of 32°C (90°F) in May and September, rising to 33°C (91°F) in October and 34°C (93°F) in November. However, daytime temperatures may peak around 40°C (104°F).

June and July are the ‘coldest’ months, averaging a high of 29°C (84°F) and an average night-time low of 15°C (59°F).

What is the best month to visit Broome?
June, July and August are the best months to visit Broome, since this is the coolest time of year, with warm, sunny weather, mainly clear skies and no rainfall.

Which is the hottest month in Broome?
The hottest month in Broome is usually December, with an average high temperature of 34°C (93°F) with very high heat and humidity and a low of 27°C (80°F).

However, on the warmest days, the temperature usually climbs to around 37°C (98°F).

The hot season lasts from November through April, with an average daily high temperature above 33°C (91°F).

Which is the coolest month in Broome?
July is the coolest month in Broome, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84°F) and an average low-temperature of 14°C (57°F).

The cooler season lasts from early-June to early-August, with an average daily high temperature below 29°C (84°F).

When is it sunniest in Broome?
The sunniest month in Broome is August, with bright sunshine for 11 hours per day – that's around 92% of daylight hours.

Broome has at least eight hours of sunshine each day throughout the year.

What is the humidity in Broome?
Broome experiences seasonal variation in relative humidity, with approximate average humidity calculated at between 42% – 71% over the course of the year.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Broome?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature. 

The average annual dew point in Broome is 18°C (64°F), and varies over the course of the year from comfortable at 9°C (48°F) to excessively humid and uncomfortable at 24°C (75°F).

The more humid time of year in Broome lasts from September to mid-May, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 18% of the time.

The month with the most muggy days in Broome is January, with around 30 days that are muggy or worse.

June through to mid-August is generally more comfortable, with July having the fewest number of muggy days.

When is the sea warmest in Broome?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Broome in March when the water temperature averages a high of 30°C (86°F).

Sea water is warm enough for swimming year-round in Broome.

You can expect very warm water from mid-November to late-April, with an average temperature above 29°C (84°F); and cooler water from late-June to mid-September, with an average temperature below 25°C (77°F).

The month of the year in Broome with the coolest water is August, with an average temperature of 24°C (75°F), which is still comfortable for swimming.

Which month has the most rain in Broome?
January is usually the wettest month in Broome with 223mm (8in) of rainfall on average, distributed across 10 days.

The wet season lasts from mid-December to mid-March, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day.

Which is the driest month in Broome?
The dry season lasts from mid-March to mid-December. The months of July through November have little to no rain in Broome.

What are the windiest months in Broome?
December is the windiest month in Broome, with an average hourly wind speed of more than 16 kilometres per hour (10 mph; 8.6 knots).

The windier part of the year lasts from early-May through February, with average wind speeds of more than 15 kilometres per hour (9 mph; 8 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from March to early-May. The calmest month of the year in Broome is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 12 kilometres per hour (7.5 mph; 6.5 knots).

The predominant wind direction in Broome is from the east between the months of early-April to mid-August. From late-August to early-April the wind is most often from the west.

What's the likelihood of a storm in Broome?
Broome is susceptible to tropical cyclones and summer thunderstorms. There's a 6.7% likelihood of a tropical storm in Broome during the month of February.

The storm season lasts from December to March. However, this is the best time to view spectacular sunsets and see wildlife.

Broome Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
33 33 34 35 32 30 30 31 32 33 34 34
Average low temperature (°C)
27 26 26 23 18 15 14 15 19 23 26 27
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 11 11 9
Average daily daylight (hrs)
13 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 13 13
Comfort level
High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Extreme high heat & humidity icon Extreme high heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Extreme high heat & humidity icon Extreme high heat & humidity icon
Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
30 28 29 19 9 4 2 5 14 24 27 30
Average dew point temperature (°C)
24 25 24 20 14 10 9 11 16 20 22 24
Average relative humidity (%)
75 77 74 64 56 53 52 56 64 68 67 71
UV Index (max)
11+ 11+ 11+ 11 8 7 7 9 11 11+ 11+ 11+
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
10 10 6 2 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 5
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
223 210 107 27 24 17 10 2 1 1 10 102
Average wind speed (km/h)
15 14 13 12 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 16
Average sea temperature (°C)
30 30 30 30 28 25 24 24 25 27 29 30
Broome, WA

Holiday Seasons

High season: May to November,

Low season: December to April.

Note: Meteorological data for Broome is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1992 to 2021, and is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) at the closest weather station, Broome International Airport (BME), which is located less than 0.5km from the centre of Broome. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Broome: 10 April, 2024

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