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

Temperature

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)

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the Cocos and Keeling Islands Temperatures (Celsius)

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Low

“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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the Cocos and Keeling Islands Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 86.3 81.4 76.6
Feb 86.8 82.2 77.4
Mar 86.5 82.1 77.1
Apr 86.2 82.1 77.5
May 84.9 81.2 77.1
Jun 83.9 80.3 76.2
Jul 82.9 79.4 75.3
Aug 83.1 79.5 75.8
Sep 83.1 79.2 75.2
Oct 83.9 79.7 76
Nov 84.7 80.6 76.9
Dec 85.3 80.9 76.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.2 27.4 24.8
Feb 30.4 27.9 25.2
Mar 30.3 27.8 25.1
Apr 30.1 27.8 25.3
May 29.4 27.3 25.1
Jun 28.8 26.8 24.6
Jul 28.3 26.3 24.1
Aug 28.4 26.4 24.3
Sep 28.4 26.2 24
Oct 28.8 26.5 24.4
Nov 29.3 27 24.9
Dec 29.6 27.2 24.8

 


 
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.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in the Cocos and Keeling Islands (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0
–>

 

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.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 69.5%
Feb 72.6%
Mar 74.4%
Apr 75%
May 73.6%
Jun 73.5%
Jul 72%
Aug 70.8%
Sep 69.3%
Oct 70.1%
Nov 69.2%
Dec 72.8%

 

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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 73.6 in December means 73.6% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

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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