The best times to visit Home Island for ideal weather are
June 11th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Home Island Travel Guide
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Weather in Home Island
Average temperatures in Home Island vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Home Island, the hottest months are April, May, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early May where highs are regularly around 83°F (28.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.9°F (23.8°C) at night.
Home Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Home Island 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.
Home Island Perceived Temperature (F)
Home Island Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Home Island 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)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Home Island are October, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid March with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of March 19th.
When can you find snow in Home Island? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Home Island.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Home Island (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
Home Island has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (77.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (85.9%).
Wind in Home Island is usually moderate. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 11.4 knots (13.2 MPH or 21.2 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 September where average top sustained speeds reach 14.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Home Island.
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||5.2||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.7||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.8||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.6||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|May||8.9||Gentle breeze||12.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||9.5||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.7||Gentle breeze||13.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||11.4||Significant breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Sep||11.3||Significant breeze||14.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||10.6||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.7||Gentle breeze||12||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.8||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Home Island?
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 Home Island, 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 Home Island 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 Home Island Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83°F (28.3°C) and 80.8°F (27.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. 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. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Home Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 81.4°F (27.4°C) and 78.9°F (26.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 days per month. 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 Home Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.5°F (28.1°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.