Broome has a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and warm winters. Winters (June-August) are mild, with average daily August temperatures around 27°C. Overnight temperatures rarely fall below 5°C at any time of year. The average annual rainfall is 532 mm but sometimes no rain falls for months. January to March is the wettest time of year. Tropical cyclones can occur from November to April, most commonly in January and February.
Broome weather is defined by a dry season (May to October) and a wet season (November to April). In the dry season Broome experiences warm days and clear blue skies almost every day with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C. Humidity levels are low and the nights are cool. There is little rain at this time of the year, but the land is lush and green and the waterfalls are in full flow following the wet season. The period from mid June to mid August is the most popular time to visit, all roads and attractions are usually open at this time.
Average Temperature & Rainfall in August
Maximum temperature (°C) 30.2
Minimum temperature (°C) 14.9
Mean rainfall (mm) 1.7mm
The Kimberley Coast has the biggest tides in the southern hemisphere. The difference between high and low tides is up to around 10 metres. Take time to study our tide charts to make the most of your stay. Low tides offer the best chance to see dinosaur footprints, the flying boat wrecks and the staircase to the moon while knowing when the tide is high can save you getting your car stranded on the beach!
The huge amounts of water shifting through the Kimberley coastal region create a unique and wonderful spectacle. Perhaps the highlight of this is the Horizontal Falls, a natural wonder unique to the Kimberley, which can be seen on a variety of organised tours or alternatively try the Giant Tides tour at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on the Dampier Peninsula.