Best time to visit Bora Bora

The best time to visit Bora Bora for a beach holiday is anytime between June and September, when the average high temperature of 29°C (84°F) is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.


Bora Bora weather

Bora Bora has a tropical climate, with a hot, humid and rainy season from November to April, and a cool, drier season from June to October.

What is the best month to visit Bora Bora?
Overall, August is the best month to visit Bora Bora. However, the months of June through September are all excellent – the climate is perfect with warm sunny weather, mainly clear blue skies and little or no rainfall.

June through September is usually the sunniest time of year in Bora Bora.

October is also considered good, although you may experience some rainfall and more cloudy days towards the end of the month.

Which is the hottest month in Bora Bora?
The hottest month in Bora Bora is usually March, with an average high daytime temperature of 32°C (89°F) with high heat and humidity, and a low of 25°C (77°F).

The hot season lasts from January through April, with an average daily high temperature above 30°C (86°F).

On the hottest days, the average temperature may reach 34°C (93°F).

What is the humidity in Bora Bora?
Perceived relative humidity in Bora Bora does not vary significantly during the course of the year. Typically, it's humid all year round – almost every day feels muggy or oppressively humid.

We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature. 

Which is the coldest month in Bora Bora?
The coldest month in Bora Bora is usually August, with an average high of 29°C (84°F) and a low of 23°C (73°F).

The cool season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature below 30°C (86°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Bora Bora?
The sunniest month in Bora Bora is usually August with sunshine on average for 69% of daylight hours; that's eight hours of sunshine per day.

June through September is usually the sunniest time of year in Bora Bora.

When is the sea warmest in Bora Bora?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Bora Bora in March when the water temperature reaches 29°C (84°F), with good conditions for diving, snorkelling, swimming and surfing.

The sea is warm enough for swimming year-round in Bora Bora.

Which month has the most rain in Bora Bora?
December is usually the wettest month in Bora Bora with 179mm (7in) on average. There are normally 14 days in December with some rain.

The wet season lasts from late-October to early May, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. December to February are the wettest months.

The drier season lasts from May to October. The month with the least rainfall in Bora-Bora is August.

What are the windiest months in Bora Bora?
The windiest month of the year in Bora-Bora is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 21 kilometres per hour (11 knots: 13mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from June to mid-October, with average wind speeds of more than 19 kilometres per hour (10 knots; 12mph).

The calmer time of year lasts from from mid-October through May. The least windy month of the year in Bora-Bora is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 17 kilometres per hour (9 knots; 11mph).

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Bora-Bora is from the east throughout the year.

Is there a risk of a tropical storm in Bora Bora?
The risk of a tropical storm in Bora Bora is greatest in March, but historically the likelihood of this happening is less than 1%. The region is prone to tropical cyclones, which usually develop between November and March.

Bora Bora Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
31 31 32 31 30 29 29 29 29 30 31 31
Average low temperature (°C)
24 24 25 25 24 24 23 23 23 24 24 24
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 6
Average daily daylight (hrs)
13 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 12 13 13
Comfort level – heat
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Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
31 28 31 30 31 29 30 30 30 30 30 31
Average relative humidity (%)
79 79 79 78 79 78 77 76 77 76 78 79
UV Index (max)
11+ 11+ 11+ 11 8 7 8 9 11 11+ 11+ 11+
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
15 12 11 9 8 5 3 3 3 7 10 14
Average monthly rainfall (≥mm)
173 150 112 91 69 43 23 22 23 62 100 179
Average wind speed (km/h)
18 18 17 17 18 20 21 20 20 19 18 17
Average sea temperature (°C)
29 29 29 29 28 27 27 27 27 28 28 28
Vaitape, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Holiday seasons

Peak season: July and August – the traditional July-to-August holiday period in France also coincides with Tahiti's month-long Heiva Nui festival, held throughout July.

Christmas to early January, late February, early March, Easter, early May and early October are also regarded as peak periods when flights and hotel rooms need to be booked well in advance.

Tip: May, June, September and October offer the best combination of weather and availability of hotel rooms.


Bora Bora weather by month


Note: Meteorological data for Bora-Bora is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from Meteo France (French Polynesia) at the closest weather station, Bora-Bora Airport (BOB), also known as Motu Mute Airport, located on the islet of Motu Mute north of the major settlement, Vaitape. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.


Latest update: Best time to visit Bora Bora: 18 March, 2024


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