There is no such thing as spring, summer, autumn or winter here in the Kimberley.
The weather we experience in the Kimberley is a tropical monsoonal climate, from May to October it is the dry season, where we experience clear blue skies, easterly winds, warm pleasant days, and some chilly nights. This is the best time of the year to visit if you are wanting to do outdoor activities like hiking, caravanning, camping, or fishing. It is our peak time of year when tourists from all over Australia and other countries come to see our unique landscape and attractions.
Now that the dry season has come to an end, we are experiencing the ‘build up’ to the wet season, which consists of humidity, overcast skies and warmer temperatures ranging from 20°c at night to 40°c during the day.
Throughout the peak of the wet season, the Kimberley experiences heavy rainfall, scattered showers, some cloudy days along with lightning shows and isolated thunderstorms. The rain fills all the dry river beds and waterholes, which causes waterfalls to appear along the cliff edges and hills throughout the Kimberley. This continues until January, which is when we start our wet season tours which operate until March. This is the best time of year to experience what the local’s call the ‘waterfall season’ along with the beautiful lush green landscapes that have been formed by the rain. There are two ways to experience this unique time of year, most of our local waterfalls are accessible via road with a 4WD (see below link to local waterfalls & attractions) or you can see them from a different perspective on a scenic tour from Kununurra.
Written by Shiriya Barnes - Reservations Team
Photo: 2016 Wet Season.