The best times to visit Shark Bay for ideal weather are
April 16th to October 28th
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 Shark Bay
Average temperatures in Shark Bay vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 70th 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 Shark Bay, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 97.8°F (36.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.6°F (21.4°C) at night.
Shark Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Shark Bay 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.
Shark Bay Perceived Temperature (F)
Shark Bay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Shark Bay 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 Shark Bay are November, October, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.
When can you find snow in Shark Bay? 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 Shark Bay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Shark Bay (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
Shark Bay has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is November (45.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (55.1%).
Wind in Shark Bay is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 13.7 knots (15.7 MPH or 25.3 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 19.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Shark Bay.
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||13.7||Significant breeze||18.5||Strong breeze|
|Feb||12.6||Significant breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11.9||Significant breeze||16.5||Strong breeze|
|Apr||9.7||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|May||8.8||Gentle breeze||12.8||Strong breeze|
|Jun||8.3||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.2||Gentle breeze||12.4||Strong breeze|
|Aug||8.7||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||10.2||Gentle breeze||14.8||Strong breeze|
|Oct||11.8||Significant breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||12.6||Significant breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Dec||13.6||Significant breeze||18.4||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Shark Bay?
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 Shark Bay, 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 Shark Bay 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
Overall Shark Bay Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 97.8°F (36.6°C) and 77.6°F (25.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 1 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Shark Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 77.7°F (25.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 perfect this time of year in Shark Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 96.6°F (35.9°C) and 86.9°F (30.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.