Matira Point, Bora Bora Matira Point beach – Image courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme

Bora Bora Weather – January

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.

Bora Bora – January Weather Averages

Ave Temp (°C) Temperature icon  26°C (78°F)
Ave High Temp (°C) Temperature icon  30°C (86°F)
Ave Low Temp (°C) temperature icon  25°C (77°F)
Sunshine (Hrs daily) sun icon  7 hours per day
Daylight (Hrs daily) 13  13 hours per day
Comfort Level High heat & humidity icon  High heat & 79% humidity
UV Index 11  Extreme
Days with some Rain umbrella icon  18 days
Ave Rainfall (mm) rain cloud  260mm
Sea Temp (°C) swimming icon  28°C (82°F)
Vaitape, Bora Bora

Best time to visit 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.

 › Bora Bora Weather Overview

Bora Bora Island – Monthly Review

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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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