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Approximately 50km north of Broome, showing six seasons
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Mankala Marul Wirralburu Barrgana Wirlburu Larja Mankala

Wirlburu - transition from cool to hot season September

The transition period from cool to hot season occurs in September, during which the westerly wind starts to blow. Both days and nights are hotter. Dry time but clouds begin to appear. Dust storms may still occur.

There are many mud skippers and mud creepers around during Wirlburu. They are good bait for catching the abundant reef fish that are all fat during this time such as sea perch, bluebones, rock cod and different varieties of snapper and bream. Also fat are varieities of shellfish such as, mud cockles, pearl meat, mud cockles and mangrove crabs.

On land, it is a good time for catching turkey and collecting their eggs. It is also a good time for collecting the eggs of other birds such as the different snipes. Also, the different cockatoos have had chicks that were easily caught.

The acacia pods dry out and the wild pear is beginning to flower. Bush onions are dried out and inedible.

Bureau of Meteorology Temperature and Rainfall Graphs for this region

Permission to use the Yawuru seasonal calendar is granted by "Yawuru Native Title Holders Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC ICN 7033".