The best times to visit the Cocos and Keeling Islands for ideal weather are
January 1st to December 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in the Cocos and Keeling Islands
Average temperatures in the Cocos and Keeling Islands vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit the Cocos and Keeling Islands, the hottest months are February, March, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early April where highs are regularly around 87.2°F (30.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.7°F (25.4°C) at night.
the Cocos and Keeling Islands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
the Cocos and Keeling Islands Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
the Cocos and Keeling Islands Perceived Temperature (F)
the Cocos and Keeling Islands Perceived Temperature (C)
Average the Cocos and Keeling Islands Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in the Cocos and Keeling Islands.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in the Cocos and Keeling Islands (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
the Cocos and Keeling Islands has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (69.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (75%).
Wind in the Cocos and Keeling Islands is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is September, followed by August and July. September’s average wind speed of around 13.8 knots (15.9 MPH or 25.5 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 18.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in the Cocos and Keeling Islands.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||8.2||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.1||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.9||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|May||12.4||Significant breeze||17.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||12.4||Significant breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|Jul||13.6||Significant breeze||18.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||13.8||Significant breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|Sep||13.8||Significant breeze||17.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||12.7||Significant breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||12.3||Significant breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10.7||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to the Cocos and Keeling Islands?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Australia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in the Cocos and Keeling Islands is May, followed by January and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit the Cocos and Keeling Islands in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall the Cocos and Keeling Islands Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in the Cocos and Keeling Islands, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 85.1°F (29.5°C) and 82.9°F (28.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in the Cocos and Keeling Islands to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.2°F (30.7°C) and 85.2°F (29.6°C). These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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