The best time to visit Broome (& Cable Beach) is during the winter dry season from May to November, when temperatures reach an average high of around 30ºC (86°F).
Broome experiences a tropical climate with two seasons: a dry season and a wet season. August to October is the driest time of the year.
The winter dry season lasts from May to November when you can expect clear, sunny skies with an average high of 32°C (90°F) in May and September, rising to 33°C (91°F) and 34°C (93°F) respectively in October and November.
However, daytime temperatures can peak around 40°C (104°F).
June and July are the ‘coolest’ months averaging 29°C (84°F). The night-time low is 18°C (64°F) in May, dropping to 14°C (57°F) in July and rising again to 25°C (77°F) in November.
The summer wet season lasts from December to April and is characterised by hot, humid and rainy weather, with short tropical downpours usually in the afternoon and evenings, mainly from January through March. February is the wettest month.
Broome is susceptible to tropical cyclones and summer thunderstorms.
This is the best time to view spectacular sunsets and see wildlife, however average daytime temperatures sit at 34°C (93°F), peaking around 43ºC (109°F).
Note: Stingers are likely to be present in the sea from November to March.
High season: May to November,
Low season: December to April.
|Ave Temp (°C)||30||29||30||28||25||22||21||22||25||27||29||30|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||33||33||34||34||31||29||29||30||32||33||33||33|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||26||26||25||22||18||15||14||15||18||22||25||26|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||10||8||10||10||10||11||10||11||11||11||12||10|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||13||13||12||12||12||11||11||12||12||13||13||13|
|Ave Humidity (%)||75||80||75||65||55||55||55||55||65||70||70||75|
|Days with some Rain||11||11||8||3||3||2||1||1||1||1||1||5|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||180||180||100||26||27||20||7||2||1||1||9||60|
|Sea Temp (°C)||30||30||30||29||28||26||24||24||24||26||28||29|
Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia.
Latest update: Best time to visit Cable Beach & Broome: 30 August, 2020
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