January falls within the summer wet season – you can expect hot, humid and very wet weather in Bora Bora.
Temperatures are higher than average, sunshine is interspersed with cloudy skies and torrential rainfall that is generally short-lived but can last for days.
Despite this, early January is still a popular time to visit Bora Bora as it coincides with the Christmas to New Year holiday period.
January is also a good time to visit if you are on a budget – most of January is the low season – and if you plan on diving or surfing, which is a year round activity in Bora Bora.
|Ave Temp (°C)||26°C (78°F)|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||30°C (86°F)|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||25°C (77°F)|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||7 hours per day|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||13||13 hours per day|
|Comfort Level||High heat & 79% humidity|
|Days with some Rain||18 days|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||260mm|
|Sea Temp (°C)||28°C (82°F)|
|Vaitape, Bora Bora|
The best time to visit Bora Bora is during the dry season, from May to October, when the average annual temperature of 27°C (81°F) is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.
French Polynesia enjoys a balmy tropical climate, with hot and humid weather all year round.
|› January||› February||› March||› April|
|› May||› June||› July||› August|
|› September||› October||› November||› December|
Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from Météo-France – French Polysnesia.
Latest update: Bora Bora weather in January: 18 November, 2018
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