Broome, being approximately 18° south of the equator, has a tropical semi-arid climate, with two seasons based on rainfall, there is in fact a long dry season that starts in April and ends in November, and a shorter rainy season that runs from December to March, the wettest months are those of January and February, during this period you may experience tropical cyclones.
Average annual rainfall is around 600 mm, the rainy days are only 48 in a year, and the hours of sunshine more than the 3,500 in a year.
Temperatures are mitigated by the presence of the Indian Ocean and reach the highest values at the end of the rainy season in March and April, when the average maximum temperatures reach 34°C, the cooler months are June and July with 29°C. The average minimum temperatures vary between 13°C in July and 26°C in the summer months between December and February.
The temperature of the sea water is great all year round.
WHEN TO GO TO BROOME
The best time to visit Broome are the months of the long dry season between April and November, months in which the sky is always clear.
BROOME CLIMATE TABLES
|BROOME (19 metres)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|