The Roper Gulf region has two (2) seasons, a wet season and a dry season, that usually last about six (6) months each.
The wet season usually lasts from November to April and sees the temperature and humidity rise and heavy rainfall and storms become regular, causing the chances of flooding and storm damage to increase. As the temperature increases it becomes even more important to drink water, wear a hat and sunscreen and try to minimise the time you spend in the heat.
The dry season runs from May to October and brings cooler temperatures, lower humidity and little to no rain. The days are consistent with blue, sunny skies that deliver perfect conditions for camping, hiking and events.
Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for up-to-date weather forecasts and information for the region.
Road conditions in the Roper Gulf region can change rapidly depending on the time of year you are travelling. In the wet season (from October to May), heavy rainfall can cause roads to flood or become damaged.
If you are planning to travel in the Roper Gulf region, please visit the official Road Report NT website for up-to-date road condition information on all Government controlled roads.
And remember: if it's flooded, forget it!
Planning ahead is crucial when driving in the Roper Gulf region. Before you start driving, make sure you:
- Check the vehicle is well maintained and ready for the journey
- Plan your trip and know the road conditions
- Tell someone where you are going
- Make sure you have plenty of water and food