The best times to visit The Pilbara for ideal weather are
May 7th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
The Pilbara Travel Guide
Other The Pilbara Travel Info
Weather in The Pilbara
Average temperatures in The Pilbara vary greatly. 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 51st 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 Pilbara, the hottest months are December, January, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 106.6°F (41.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.6°F (25.9°C) at night.
The Pilbara Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
The Pilbara 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 Pilbara Perceived Temperature (F)
The Pilbara Perceived Temperature (C)
Average The Pilbara 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 The Pilbara are August, September, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early May. For example, on the week of April 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.
When can you find snow in The Pilbara? 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 The Pilbara.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in The Pilbara (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 Pilbara has no months that would be considered humid, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (12.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (31.6%).
Wind in The Pilbara is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by November and September. December’s average wind speed of around 9.7 knots (11.2 MPH or 18 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 17.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in The Pilbara.
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||9.1||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.2||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.7||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|May||9.2||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.5||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9.3||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||9.1||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.3||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.7||Gentle breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to The Pilbara?
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 Pilbara, WT, Australia is August, followed by June 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 The Pilbara 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 The Pilbara Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 100.4°F (38°C) and 78.6°F (25.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in The Pilbara, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 104.9°F (40.5°C) and 89.7°F (32.1°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable 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 somewhat warm this time of year in The Pilbara to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 106.6°F (41.4°C) and 98.2°F (36.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.