The climate is the Pilbara offers low humidity and an average maximum winter temperature of 28 degrees and 40 degrees in the summer.

During the summer months of October to March, the temperature can reach as high as 45 degrees. During winter, minimum temperatures can reach 0 degrees.

The majority of rainfall comes during the summer months and is dependent upon the cyclone activity off the North West coast.

Tourist season usually runs from May through to October when the days are a sunny 28 degrees, though the nights can be cold.

When travelling through the Pilbara, particularly during the wet summer season, you need to monitor the rain activity as flash flooding, road closures and cyclones are common.

For local weather forecasts view the Bureau of Meteorology website.


Tropical cyclones are a natural hazard that can cause considerable damage. They are a feature of the climate the Pilbara and can occur throughout the wet season. Should there be a cyclone alert during your stay, you should be aware of the following procedures.

  • Blue Alert - A cyclone has formed and may affect the area within 48 hours, precautions should be taken.
  • Yellow Alert – The cyclone is moving closer to the area and is likely to affect the area within 12 hours, residents should take action.
  • Red Alert – A cyclone is imminent. Destructive winds are likely to occur soon, go immediately to adequate shelter.

Cyclone warnings are broadcast on local radio stations, or telephone 1300 659 210.