Being so close to the equator, the Kimberley doesn't experience Summer, Winter, Spring or Autumn. Instead, there are 2 dominant seasons separated by short transitional periods. Local indigenous tribes recognise many variances within these seasons, so they have their own seasonal calendars.

Dry Season - May to August

Days are cooler and skies are blue. Coastal areas experience cool, breezy nights while inland temperatures can plummet close to freezing.

The Build-Up - September to November

In the lead-up to the wet season, temperatures and humidity begin to increase and waterholes dry up. This is a great time for barramundi fishing. Plan your adventures for early morning or late afternoon. Avoid venturing out in the midday sun.

Wet Season - December to April

At this time of the year, the Kimberley typically receives 90% of its rainfall. National parks and roads close, and cyclones form offshore. This is becoming an increasingly popular time to visit to capture the epic lightning shows and gushing waterfalls. Days are typically uncomfortably hot, humid and muggy.

For more detailed information about the weather and climate in the Kimberley check out the Bureau of Meteorology.