Uluru Weather is Seasonal

Uluru weather ranges in conditions during the year. But at Uluru, we don’t just speak in terms of 4 seasons, sometime we refer to Anangu Seasons.

In summer it can get really hot, with temperatures as high as 47°C during the day. But during winter, the overnight temperature can drop to as low as −7°C!

You might be surprised to hear that Uluru gets around 300mm of rainfall every year. If you are one of the lucky (estimated) 3% of visitors to the park who actually see rain on Uluru, you are in for a real treat! Desert life abounds during and after rains.

If you are lucky to see rain at Uluru, prepare to be amazed!

Average Rainfall (mm, millimeters) and Temperature (°C, degrees Celsius) for Uluru

Mulgas Adventures, Bureau of Meteorology averages

Uluru and Kata Tjuta are incredible any time of the year! 
In the Red Centre weather does vary between seasons!

Between May and September

The maximum temperature during the day is usually between 20°C and 30°C. The cool weather means it is safer and much more pleasant to walk, and there is very little rain.

Overnight temperatures can be very cold during winter, so be sure to bring some warm clothing with you. August and September are usually the best months to see the park’s wildflowers in bloom.

Between October to March

Things can get a bit more hot, with daytime temperatures often exceeding 35°C. However, the hot weather also brings storms and rain, which fill the waterholes and start Uluru’s waterfalls flowing – a truly spectacular sight!

If you visit the park during summer, make sure you stay safe by drinking plenty of water and not walking after 11.00 am. (We do all our walks early morning.)

Advice also varies between seasons

For example; summer brings large numbers of flies to the desert, so you might want to wear a protective head net (these can be purchased when you arrive).

Check our Tour Checklist for more tips.