Weather conditions vary widely across Western Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology publishes detailed climate and weather information, but there are a couple of important general points to note:

Almost all campgrounds across the state, for at least part of the year, can be very hot and very dry. Drinking water is not available at most campgrounds. Campers must always carry enough water for their own requirements. Away from the forested areas of the south west of the state, shade can be scarce. Campers should protect themselves from the sun, especially during the hottest parts of the day.

Seasonally hot, dry and windy conditions also mean that the risk of fire can be severe. Fire bans, seasonal or year-round (see campfires and firewood) are enforced. For information on what to do in case of a bushfire go to 'Bushfires and Prescribed Burns' on our Explore Parks WA website.

Travel conditions can be dangerous during the wet season in the North West (usually December to March, though this can vary) and roads, campgrounds and parks can be closed.

November to April is cyclone season: any park, particularly in coastal regions of the North West and Coral Coast, may have to be closed to visitors.