Esperance Weather in October

Beach life in Esperance

Although Esperance is a wonderful destination to visit throughout the year, spring months offer the best weather conditions for exploring the region. Below we take a closer look at the weather and popular activities in Esperance in October

Rainbow over the sea at Esperance

What Is the Weather Like in Esperance in October?

In October, Esperance sees pleasant temperatures, with average daytime highs of 17 °C (62 °F) and occasional rain showers. 

See our article on Seasons in Esperance for more details about the weather throughout the year. 

Average Temperatures in Esperance in October

The average daytime temperature in Esperance is 20 °C (67 °F) throughout October, while at night the mercury drops to 13 °C (55 °F). Esperance experienced its hottest October on record in 1988, when the temperature reached 40.9 °C (105.62 °F).

Average Sea Temperatures in Esperance in October

The average sea temperature in Esperance in October is 16 °C (60.8 °F). The Southern Ocean is still not warm enough for swimming and engaging in water sports this month. 

Red dirt roads around Espernance

Average Sunshine Hours per Day in Esperance in October

In October, Esperance sees around 9.5 hours of sunshine per day and close to 13 hours of daylight. On the first day of October, the sun rises at 5:29 am and sets at 5:54 pm, while at the end of the month, sunrise is at 4:53 am and sunset is at 6:18 pm.

Does Esperance observe daylight saving time?

Most parts of the country observe daylight saving time. However, Western Australia is an exception to the rule and Esperance clocks are not advanced one hour on the first Sunday in October.

UV levels in Esperance in October

October is the month with the lowest UV index in Esperance, with a moderate vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the sun. You should protect your eyes and skin from damage by wearing sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat, and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun in the middle of the day.

Average Rainfall in Esperance in October

Esperance has an average relative humidity of 70% and approximately 11 rainy days in October. You can expect around 28 mm (1.1 in) of precipitation if you visit this month.

Best Things to Do in Esperance in October

If you wish to avoid the summer crowds and take advantage of lower accommodation prices, then October is one of the best times to travel to Esperance. From scenic hikes to island cruises and indulging in local specialities, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in Esperance at the beginning of spring. Here’s what you shouldn't miss this month.

Fitzgerald River National Park

Just a couple hours of scenic drive from Esperance, this is one of the largest national parks in the region. October is the ideal month to explore the park’s scenic trails, such as the Point Ann Heritage Trail, West Mount Barren, and the Mamang Trail. This is also the best time to see hundreds of native plant species in bloom and spot migrating whales along the coast. 

See our comprehensive Guide to Hiking in Esperance for a list of the best trails in the region.


Turquoise clear waters of Esperance

Esperance Island Cruise

Join one of the local cruises departing from Taylor St Jetty to experience the picturesque islands of the Recherche Archipelago. Cruises are guided by knowledgeable guides and more adventurous visitors can borrow snorkelling equipment to explore the region’s marine wildlife. 

Our guide to the Things to Do in Esperance for Families has more ideas for family-friendly activities in the Esperance region.

Taylor Street Quarters

Located on the shore of Esperance Bay, Taylor Street Quarters is a fine dining restaurant that uses exclusively fresh, local ingredients to create unique, innovative flavours. The restaurant also offers an outstanding selection of regional wines, in addition to a wide range of craft beers and cocktails. 

Esperance Agricultural Show

One of the most popular events in Esperance, the agricultural show attracts thousands of visitors every year. Expect a wide range of activities, from livestock exhibitions to cooking competitions and fireworks displays. The show is held over two days at the Esperance Greater Sports Ground, just outside of the city centre.

For more ideas on things to see and do in the region, check out our article Must Do Highlights of Esperance

Recommended Itineraries for Esperance in October

Ready to start planning your trip to Esperance? Our Self-Drive Tour Itineraries, such as Perth to Esperance Self-Drive Tour, are packed with things to see and do, as well as the best accommodation options. For more information about travelling to Australia, browse the collection of First Light Travel Blog articles. You can also get in touch with our travel specialists who will create an itinerary customised specifically to your interests.

Irma Vuckovic
Irma Vuckovic
: 16 Feb 2024 (Last updated: 16 Feb 2024)

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