Located north of the Tropic of Capricorn, the Kimberley has a tropical monsoon climate, defined by a distinct wet season and dry season which stretches right across the north of Australia.
The northern winter, or ‘dry’ season (April – Sept), is characterised by long days of sunshine and blue skies. Temperatures range from 24°C overnight to around 34°C during the day, and could be called ‘perfect weather’. Coastal temperatures hardly vary throughout the day, while the interior may top 40° by the day and dramatically drop towards zero at night.
In the northern summer months, or ‘wet’ season (Oct – March), temperatures are in the mid to high 30′s with high humidity. Visitors from cooler climates may find this challenging, however many visitors enjoy the balmy combination of heat, humidity and long days of sunshine.
The Pilbara climate is arid and tropical, with high temperatures and low irregular rainfall. Large amounts of rainfall can occur with the summer cyclones, which can result in flooding and road closures. During the summer months, maximum temperatures exceed 32°C (90°F) almost every day, and temperatures in excess of 45°C (113°F) are not uncommon.
Winter temperatures rarely drop below 10°C (50°F) on the coast, however, inland temperatures as low as 0°C (32°F) are occasionally recorded.
Western Australia's Coral Coast enjoys a warm climate all year round. Covering approximately 1,270 kilometres of coastline, from Cervantes to Exmouth, the region enjoys a Mediterranean climate in the south and a subtropical climate in the north. The sun can be fierce at times, and sun protection is required all year. It is not uncommon for the Coral Coast to be affected by cyclones during the summer period.
The climate in the Goldfields region is arid to semi-arid, with hot summers and mild winters. Summers in this region are extremely variable, daily temperatures exceeding 40°C can be followed by cloudy days with temperatures in the low 20’s. The mean average summer temperature ranges from 16°C to 34°C. The mean average winter temperature ranges from 4°C to 17°C.
Winter rainfall in the south west averages 300mm, and 150mm in the northern Nullarbor area. Tropical cyclones can often trigger periods of long, heavy rainfall.
Hot dry summers and mild winters characterise the weather of the Eastern Wheatbelt. The summer temperature averages 34°, with a daily minimum of 17°C. In Winter, the daily maximum is 17° with an average minimum of 5°. The average annual rainfall is 328 mm, usually falling between March and November. There is an average of 170 clear days per year.
Perth - Peel region
Perth boasts more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital.
Spring (Sept - Nov) and Autumn (March - May) are great times to visit the Perth Peel Region. With temperatures averaging between 12 and 26°C the days are usually dry and clear.
The summer months can get quite hot, with temperatures creeping into the low 40's, and the summer weather pattern of warm breezes from inland followed by the cooling afternoon sea-breeze (the 'Fremantle Doctor') makes for a great beach experience.
South West Region
The South West has a Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and wet winters. There is about 900 mm of precipitation per year, mostly between May and September. Daily temperatures range from 16 °C in July to 34 °C in February
The warm sun and temperate climate has helped the south west cement its reputation as a world -renowned food and wine region.