Weather in Broome

Broome in Western Australia has a tropical climate, defined by a wet and a dry season. The wet season generally lasts from November until April, while the dry season runs from May until October. Plan ahead with this information on temperature and rainfall. Weather in Broome
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Weather in Broome

Find information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help plan your holiday in Broome.

 

What is the weather like in Broome?

Broome in Western Australia has a tropical climate, defined by a wet and a dry season. The wet season generally lasts from November until April, while the dry season runs from May until October. Plan ahead with this information on temperature and rainfall.

The wet season (November - April)
During the wet season Broome experiences heavy, short downpours of rain, usually in the afternoons or late evening. It is still hot though, with average temperatures ranging between 25 – 33.6°C (77 -  92.5°F). November is the hottest month of the year with high levels of humidity, even at night. 
Between January and March it is the monsoon season, which can bring rain and possible flooding and cyclones. Average rainfall during this time is 463.7mm (18.2") and thunderstorms with spectacular lightning displays are common.

The dry season (May - October)
During the dry season Broome experiences warm days and clear blue skies with temperatures ranging from 17 - 30.8°C (62.6 -  87.4°F). Humidity levels are low and the nights are cool. There is little rain at this time of the year. From mid June to mid August is the most popular time to visit Broome as all roads and attractions are usually open at this time.

Frequestly Asked Questions about the weather in Broome

Does Broome observe daylight saving time?
No. Daylight savings is not observed in Western Australia. The time zone in Western Australia is Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), UTC +8.

What time is sunrise and sunset in Broome? 
December experiences the longest hours of daylight with sunrise at approximately 5:15am and sunset at 6:30pm. June has the least hours of daylight with sunrise at approximately 6:20am and sunset at 5:20pm.

What is the sea temperature in Broome?
Broome’s Cable Beach is safe for swimming during the dry season. Average sea temperatures range from 26.8 - 29°C (80.2 - 84.42°F). When swimming in Western Australia always check signs and adhere to local advice, as there can be dangers present. 

What is the Ultraviolet (UV) Index Forecast?
Visitors to Broome should look out for the UV index in local weather reports, which describes the daily solar UV radiation intensity. Protect yourself from sunburn by using SPF30+ sunscreen, which is readily available throughout Australia at supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies, and wearing sun-smart clothing, including a hat and sunglasses.

Seasonal weather in Broome

SUMMER

Dec Jan Feb
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
33.9 93 33.3 92 32.9 91
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
26.5 80 26.3 79 26 79
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
55.6 178.7 179.8
Avg rainy days
3.8 9 9.2

AUTUMN

Mar Apr May
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
33.9 93 34.3 94 31.5 89
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
25.4 78 22.6 73 18.2 65
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
102.8 26.4 26
Avg rainy days
6.4 1.9 1.7

WINTER

Jun Jul Aug
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
29.1 84 28.8 84 30.3 87
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
15.1 59 13.7 57 14.9 59
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
17.5 7.2 1.7
Avg rainy days
1.2 0.5 0.3

SPRING

Sep Oct Nov
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
31.8 89 32.9 91 33.6 92
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
18.5 65 22.3 72 25.1 77
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
1.4 1.4 8.9
Avg rainy days
0.2 0.2 0.8

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