Broome, being about 18 ° south of the equator, has a semi-arid tropical climate characterized by two seasons based on rainfall. The town has in fact a long dry and arid season that begins in April and ends in November, and a shorter rainy season that runs from December to March. The rainiest months are January and February, tropical cyclones can also occur at this time of year. Average annual rainfall is around 600 mm.
In the Australian seaside resort of Broome there are only 48 rainy days in a year, while the hours of sunshine exceed 3,500 in a year. From April to November it hardly ever rains, in fact in these months there are on average between 1 and 2 days of rain per month. The months of January and February are the rainiest with 11 rainy days each.
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 coolest 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 sea water temperature in Broome is excellent all year round. It varies between 26 ° C in the winter months and 28 ° C in the other months of the year.
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.
THE CLIMATE OF BROOME: CLIMATE TABLES
|BROOME (19 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|