The best times to visit Port Hedland for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Port Hedland Travel Info

Weather in Port Hedland


Average temperatures in Port Hedland vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Port Hedland, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 100.1°F (37.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.3°F (25.7°C) at night.

Port Hedland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Port Hedland Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Port Hedland Perceived Temperature (F)


Port Hedland Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Port Hedland 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 97.3 87.2 78.4
Feb 97.8 87 77.7
Mar 97.1 86 76.2
Apr 95.6 82.4 70.6
May 88.3 74.7 62.3
Jun 82.3 68.9 56.6
Jul 82 67.7 54.3
Aug 86.6 70.3 55.1
Sep 92 75.3 59.5
Oct 97.9 82.2 67.4
Nov 97.9 84.4 71.7
Dec 97.8 86.2 76.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 36.3 30.7 25.8
Feb 36.6 30.6 25.4
Mar 36.2 30 24.6
Apr 35.3 28 21.4
May 31.3 23.7 16.8
Jun 27.9 20.5 13.7
Jul 27.8 19.8 12.4
Aug 30.3 21.3 12.8
Sep 33.3 24.1 15.3
Oct 36.6 27.9 19.7
Nov 36.6 29.1 22.1
Dec 36.6 30.1 24.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Hedland are August, October, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid April. For example, on the week of April 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Port Hedland? 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 Port Hedland.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Hedland (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 12% 0 3.3
Feb 14% 0 2.8
Mar 7% 0 1.8
Apr 1% 0 0.3
May 6% 0 1
Jun 5% 0 0.8
Jul 3% 0 0.5
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0.1
Dec 2% 0 0.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12 0 8.4
Feb 14 0 7.1
Mar 7 0 4.6
Apr 1 0 0.8
May 6 0 2.5
Jun 5 0 2
Jul 3 0 1.3
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0.3
Dec 2 0 2.3


Humidity and Wind

Port Hedland has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (31.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (60.5%).

Wind in Port Hedland is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by November and January. December’s average wind speed of around 11.6 knots (13.4 MPH or 21.6 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 late January where average top sustained speeds reach 20.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Port Hedland.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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 11 Significant breeze 19.3 Strong breeze
Feb 10.6 Gentle breeze 18.8 Strong breeze
Mar 9.4 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze
Apr 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
May 9.1 Gentle breeze 16.2 Strong breeze
Jun 9.5 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Jul 9 Gentle breeze 16.2 Strong breeze
Aug 9.1 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Sep 9.6 Gentle breeze 17.2 Strong breeze
Oct 10.1 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze
Nov 11 Significant breeze 18.9 Strong breeze
Dec 11.6 Significant breeze 19.1 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.5%
Feb 59.5%
Mar 56.6%
Apr 44.8%
May 38.9%
Jun 37.3%
Jul 36.7%
Aug 31.9%
Sep 36.2%
Oct 39.6%
Nov 45.6%
Dec 52.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Port Hedland?

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 Port Hedland, WT, Australia is January, followed by December and September. 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 Port Hedland in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 67.8 in November means 67.8% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Port Hedland Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 98.5°F (36.9°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 2 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 moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Port Hedland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 100.1°F (37.8°C) and 90.2°F (32.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat warm this time of year in Port Hedland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 99.6°F (37.6°C) and 96.1°F (35.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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