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Coral Bay climate: when to go to the Ningaloo Reef

The Ningaloo Reef is located just north of the line of the Tropic of Capricorn, so its climate is tropical, hot and dry throughout the year.

Temperatures are moderated by the presence of the Indian Ocean, but in the summer months between October and April. At Coral Bay the average maximum temperature greatly exceed the 30 ° C , reaching average values ​​of 38 ° C in the warmest month of January. The cooler months are June and July, during which the average maximum temperatures reach 24 ° C. The average minimum temperatures vary between 24 ° C in February and 11 ° C in July.

The rains are very scarce and fall almost exclusively in the months of February, March, May and June, in the remaining months it almost never rains, but the moisture in the morning and night flow from the sea is remarkable. The average annual rainfall is less than 250 mm. The town of Exmouth, located in the northern part of the reef has an average of 26 days of rain per year, the month that has most rainy days is that of June which has an average of only 5 days of rain.

The water temperature of the sea along the coast of the Ningaloo Reef is excellent all year round and varies between 26 ° C in the summer months and 22 ° C during the winter months.


Any time of year is great for a stay along the coast of the Ningaloo Reef.


CORAL BAY (5 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 23 38 26
February 24 37 40
March 23 36 40
April 20 33 15
May 16 28 41
June 13 24 40
July 11 24 22
August 12 26 11
September 14 29 2
October 16 32 2
November 18 34 2
December 20 36 5
YEAR 246

Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 24
February 26
March 26
April 26
May 26
June 24
July 23
August 22
September 22
October 22
November 23
December 23
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