Monkey Mia & Shark Bay weather in December

December – the first month of summer – is a good time to visit Monkey Mia & Shark Bay, but only if you enjoy hot weather.

You can expect clear sunny skies and around 12 hours of sunshine daily in December, with little or no rainfall.

How hot is it in Monkey Mia in December?
December has an average high temperature of 32°C (89°F) in Monkey Mia, with high heat and humidity, and a low of 20°C (68°F).

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature may exceed 39°C (102°F).

How sunny is it in Monkey Mia in December?
There are normally 12 hours of bright sunshine each day in Monkey Mia in December – that's around 87% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in December?
Sunrise is around 5:30am with sunset around 7:10pm.

How warm is the sea around Monkey Mia in December?
The average sea temperature at Monkey Mia in December is 24°C (77°F), which is good for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

Does it rain in Monkey Mia in December?
There is usually 7mm (‹1in) of rainfall in Monkey Mia during December, distributed across one day.

How windy is it in Monkey Mia in December?
This is windiest month in Shark Bay & Monkey Mia in December, with an average hourly wind speed of around 28 kilometres per hour (17 mph; 15 knots). The predominant wind direction is from the south.

What to do in Monkey Mia in December?
Higher temperatures in Monkey Mia in December, with dry, windy days make this is the perfect time for surfing and kite-boarding.

Local holidays?
Christmas Day – 25th Dec; Boxing Day – 26th Dec.

Despite the hot weather, the traditional Christmas/New Year holiday season in December and January is also a busy time in Shark Bay and Monkey Mia, with hotels and flights in high demand.

Monkey Mia weather in December

Temperature icon High Temp: 32°C (89°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 20°C (68°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 12 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 14 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 28 km/h (17 mph; 15 knots)
rain cloud Rainfall: 7mm (‹1in) per month
umbrella icon Wet Days: 1 day with some rain
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & 51% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 24°C (75°F)
Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, Western Australia

Best time to visit Monkey Mia & Shark Bay

To avoid the intense heat of summer, the best time to visit Monkey Mia & Shark Bay is between April and December, when you can experience warm sunny days with clear blue skies.

However, anytime is good to visit Shark Bay: it really depends on what you plan on doing.

Shark Bay experiences a desert climate with very hot summers and warm to mild winters.

Shark Bay weather…

Monkey Mia & Shark Bay weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Monkey Mia & Shark Bay is based on weather statistics gathered for the period 2000 to 2023, and is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) at the closest weather station, Shark Bay Airport (MJK), located 8km (5mi) north of Denham and 18km (11mi) south of Monkey Mia. 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.

Latest update: Shark Bay / Monkey Mia weather in December: 29 September, 2023

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.