Off Shore Islands WA

Cocos Keeling Islands, a picturesque coral atoll, surrounded by the clean, clear waters of the Indian Ocean, offers visitors beautiful white beaches and palm-lined foreshores. Visit Direction Island, our premier swimming beach or take a lagoon trip to visit one of the other remote, uninhabited islands.

Text and Photo courtesy of Cocos Solutions - www.cocos-solutions.com

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Photo courtesy of Karen Willshaw - Cocos Solutions
Photo courtesy of the
Christmas Island Tourism Association
Photo courtesy of the
Christmas Island Tourism Association

Climate

These islands experience a tropical equatorial climate with wet and dry seasons. The wet season is from December to April. During the rest of the year, the south-east trade winds bring slightly lower temperatures and humidity with much less rain.

The mean annual rainfall is about 2,000 millimetres. Most of this rain falls between November and May. February and March are usually the wettest months.

Because of the oceanic influence, the relative humidity does not vary seasonally as much as rainfall. The average daily maximum temperature reaches a high of 28° Celsius in April and the average daily minimum temperature falls to 22° Celsius in August.

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