When is the best time to go to Kakadu National Park

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Kakadu National Park, Australia. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Kakadu National Park weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Kakadu National Park are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Kakadu National Park January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 333mm 6.2hrs 13.5hrs

Kakadu National Park's weather in January is typically very hot, humid and very wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kakadu National Park for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the summer in Kakadu National Park and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 25°C (76°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 333mm 13.1 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Kakadu National Park February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 330mm 6.5hrs 13.2hrs

February in Kakadu National Park is generally very wet with the temperature being very hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kakadu National Park for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the summer in Kakadu National Park and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 24°C (76°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 330mm 13 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Kakadu National Park March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 292mm 7.1hrs 12.9hrs

The weather in March in Kakadu National Park is characteristically very hot, humid and very wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kakadu National Park for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the fall / autumn in Kakadu National Park and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 24°C (76°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 292mm 11.5 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Kakadu National Park April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 88mm 9hrs 12.6hrs

Kakadu National Park's weather in April is typically very hot and a little damp in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Kakadu National Park.

April is in the fall / autumn in Kakadu National Park and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 33°C (92°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 88mm 3.5 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Kakadu National Park May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 20mm 9.6hrs 12.3hrs

May is a dry month in Kakadu National Park and the temperature is generally hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kakadu National Park, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

May is in the fall / autumn in Kakadu National Park and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 20mm 0.8 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Kakadu National Park June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 1mm 9.7hrs 13.5hrs

June is a very dry month in Kakadu National Park and the temperature is generally hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kakadu National Park, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

June is in the winter in Kakadu National Park and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 1mm 0 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Kakadu National Park July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 3mm 9.9hrs 13.2hrs

July in Kakadu National Park is generally very dry with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kakadu National Park, with some very good weather at this time of year.

July is in the winter in Kakadu National Park and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 19°C (65°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 3mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Kakadu National Park August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 1mm 10.3hrs 12.9hrs

The weather in August in Kakadu National Park is characteristically hot and very dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kakadu National Park, with some very good weather at this time of year.

August is in the winter in Kakadu National Park and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 1mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Kakadu National Park weather in August »

September

Kakadu National Park September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 7mm 10.1hrs 12.6hrs

Kakadu National Park's weather in September is typically hot and very dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kakadu National Park, with some very good weather at this time of year.

September is in the spring in Kakadu National Park and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 34°C (93°F), whilst at night 21°C (70°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 7mm 0.3 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Kakadu National Park weather in September »

October

Kakadu National Park October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
32°C 27mm 10hrs 12.3hrs

October is a dry month in Kakadu National Park and the temperature is generally very hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kakadu National Park, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

October is in the spring in Kakadu National Park and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 35°C (96°F), whilst at night 24°C (74°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 27mm 1.1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Kakadu National Park November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
32°C 120mm 9.1hrs 13.5hrs

Very hot and wet weather often prevails in Kakadu National Park during the month of November

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Kakadu National Park.

November is in the spring in Kakadu National Park and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 35°C (96°F), whilst at night 25°C (77°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 120mm 4.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Kakadu National Park December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
31°C 214mm 7.8hrs 13.2hrs

December in Kakadu National Park is generally very wet with the temperature being very hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kakadu National Park for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the summer in Kakadu National Park and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 34°C (93°F), whilst at night 25°C (77°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Kakadu National Park with around 214mm 8.4 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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Kakadu National Park weather stats

Kakadu National Park weather statistics
Hottest month: November 35°C 95°F
Driest month: June 1mm 0ins
Sunniest month: August 10.3hrs
Coldest month: July 30.3°C 86.5°F
Wettest month: January 333mm 13.1ins
Warmest sea: December 30.9°C 87.6°F
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