Cattle Grazing at Sunset

Climate & Weather

Each season reveals different elements to appreciate

The Margaret River Region’s mild Mediterranean climate not only makes for a premium wine growing region, but also a year round choice for holiday makers. The first inhabitants of the Margaret River Region,  the Wadandi people, follow a six season calendar, still used by Aboriginal people today. The six seasons – Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang – represent the seasonal changes we see across the South West annually.

Summer: December – February

In summer, there is little rainfall and the average maximum temperature is just under 30 degrees Celsius. Hot days are usually cooled off with lovely afternoon sea breezes. Summer evenings are balmy to mild with temperatures around 15.5 degrees Celsius.

Autumn: March – May

Autumn sees cooler mornings and evenings with warm days and glassy sunsets across the coastline.

Winter: June – August

Most of the rainfall occurs in the winter but winter still has plenty of glorious sunny days. Winter enjoys mild temperatures that average 16 to 18 degrees with some days in the early 20’s. Winter evenings are mild and average above 8 degrees Celsius but are still cool enough to enjoy a log fire. In winter, the whale watching season begins and extends through to spring. Rather than fighting the cold, the Margaret River Region celebrates it. Some might say it’s when the region shows off its true colours. Whether you love music, cinema, getting physical, wine, food or all of the above, there’s a crowd-pleasing event for everyone in winter.

Spring: September – November

Spring is lovely and warm with plenty of sunny days. Wildflowers put on their own dazzling show and the region plays host to a number of iconic events. Read our Ultimate Spring Bucketlist for more inspiration.

For more information visit the Bureau of Meteorology.

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