May is officially the first month of Broome’s dry season, with rain dropping to just 17mm for the month, along with the humidity. The days are mostly sunny, with daily temperatures a pleasant 21-31°C. Broome in May is a tranquil respite for honeymooners, couples and solo travellers. The surrounding countryside is verdant, with most tours operating, including the renowned Broome Beach Polo matches on Cable Beach. Although May is an off-peak month and good value for flights and accommodation, it is still wise to pre-book your activities like the famous sunset camel ride along Cable Beach and Kimberley excursions.
June is one of the best months of the year in Broome, with its sunny, virtually cloudless days and comfortable temperatures ranging from 18-28°C. Additionally, sea water temperatures hover around 25°C in June, making it the ideal time for a refreshing swim, without any concerns about stingers. Visitors can also enjoy popular events like the Broome Fringe Festival and Staircase to the Moon in early June. However, it’s worth noting that Iate June (and July) are school holidays in Australia, and it is winter in the southern Australian states. Therefore, it’s advisable to book in advance if you want to visit Broome during this time since prices are at their peak during this period.
July is the coldest month in Broome, with daily temperatures ranging from 15-29°C and water temperatures averaging 23°C. Visitors to Broome in July can expect perfect days endless blue skies, warm sunshine and stunning sunsets. The evenings offer a refreshing coolness, so it might be worth donning a shawl on the way to explore the night markets. July is also an excellent time to see the pearling operations, check out the nearby Kimberley region, run in the Broome Marathon or join popular fishing event, the Billfish Classic. Broome is renowned for being spectacular in July, and families make the most of school holidays, so plan your visit early.
Broome in August remains idyllic with minimal rain and low humidity. The days tend to be sunny, and the evenings remain cool and refreshing. Daily temperatures range between 18-29°C, making it the perfect time to enjoy safe, stinger-free swimming in sea water temperatures averaging 23°C. Broome hosts an array of events in August – dress up for Ladies Day horse race day, enjoy a flutter at the Broome Cup, or savour the Tastes of Broome and Shinju Matsuri Festivals. Broome Night Markets offer a chance to purchase local handcrafted works, while the Cable Beach Triathlon will test your muscle. Broome in August is perfect for honeymooners, couples and solo travellers with fewer crowds.
In September, visitors to Broome can expect little to no rain, with some clouds and slightly higher temperatures ranging from 21-31°C. The water temperatures average 25°C, making it an ideal time for swimming and diving in Broome's outer reefs with perfect visibility. September is also a month of celebration in Broome, with an array of Shinju Matsuri events to enjoy until September 10th, as well as the exciting Broome Marlin Cup taking place from September 20th to 25th. Visitors in September can also take advantage of off-peak bargains in and around Broome, making it an excellent time to plan a budget-friendly trip.
October is the last month of the dry season in Broome. Temperatures range between 24-33°C, with little rain in sight. The warm nights are ideal for enjoying CinefestOz under the stars at Broome’s outdoor cinema and the final Staircase to the Moon, both towards the end of the month. The waters in October are clear – ideal for enjoying reef diving and fishing. October is a great time to travel to Broome given off-peak prices for flights and accommodation.
Although November is officially the first month of the wet season in Broome, there is very little rain, around 6mm. However, temperatures in Broome are hot (26-34°C), with the humidity rising, averaging 85%. Everything in Broome slows down in November making it the ideal time to enjoy a peaceful and quiet holiday alongside locals enjoying their ‘Broome Time’. Whilst November is an excellent time for bargain off-peak flights and accommodation in Broome, be aware some tours won’t operate without minimum numbers.
Mid-December heralds the rains in Broome, with around 85mm falling during the month. The short, heavy showers usually occur late afternoon and evening. When it’s not raining, the days are hot and humid, with daily temperatures between 27-34°C. Even though December is a school holiday month and Christmas time, Broome is not overly crowded. Bargain flights and value-priced accommodation can be found around Broome in December, but some tours won’t operate without minimum numbers.
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