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People often ask about the likely weather at different times of the year in Kakadu and the best time to visit.

I came across this in a recent magazine and thought it might be interesting.

"World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park is a chemeleon that surprises visitors with a different colour every time they visit. Change is the only constant!

The local Aboriginal people of Kakadu recognise six seasons that bring constant change to the land. So when's the best time to visit? Here's your guide to enjoying Kakadu's seasonal splendours.

Gunumeleng (October to late December) - Humidity builds into afternoon thunderstorms and scattered showers that aplash the land with green. Cool off at Twin and Jim Jim Falls and Gunlom plunge pool.

Gudjewg (January to March) - Thunderstorms, heavy rain and flooding generate an explosion of plant and animal life. Fish to your heart's content for barramundi, salmon, cod and mud crab.

Banggerreng (April) - Clear skies are interrupted by windy storms. Life is everywhere from fruiting plants to animals busy with their young. Spot the wildlife aboard the Yellow Water and Guluyambi cruises.

Yegge (May to mid June) - Cool conditions and low humidity shroud the land in morning mists and cover billabongs with waterlilies. Pull on your walking boots and head to Yurmikmik where you can choose from a series of bushwalks.

Wurreng (mid June to mid August) - Dry and cool with flocks of birds crowding billabongs. Birdwatchers chould look out for the many species endemic to the Park like the chestnut - quilled rock pigeon, the white-throated grasswren and the white-lined honeyeater.

Gurrung ( mid August to mid October) - Hot and dry conditions with mounting thunderclouds. Check out the Aboriginal art at Ubirr, Nourlangie Rock and Nanguluwur."

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