Best time to visit Bora Bora

The best time to visit Bora Bora is in August, when the average high temperature of 28°C (82°F) is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.

However, anytime between June and October is a good time to visit Bora Bora.


Bora Bora weather

Bora Bora has a balmy tropical climate with hot and humid weather year-round.

The hot, wet season lasts from early-November to early-May, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day.

This coincides with the hottest months of the year: January through April. You can expect daily high temperatures to average above 30°C (86°F).

The cooler season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature below 29°C (84°F).

Water temperature hovers between 26°C (79°F) and 29°C (84°F) throughout the year, with good conditions for diving, snorkeling, swimming and surfing year-round.

Which is the hottest month in Bora Bora?
The hottest time of year in Bora Bora is usually March. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C (87°F) or higher, with high heat and humidity.

Which is the coldest month in Bora Bora?
The coldest month in Bora Bora is usually August due to the southeast trade winds called the maraamu.

You can expect an average daytime high-temperature of 28°C (82°F) and night-time low of 24°C (75°F)

Which month has the most rain in Bora Bora?
December is usually the wettest month in Bora Bora with 177mm on average. There are normally 14 days in December with some rain.

The wet season lasts from November to May, with December and January the wettest months.

When is it sunniest in Bora Bora?
The sunniest time of year in Bora Bora is usually August and September with bright sunshine on average for 69% of daylight hours; that's eight hours of sunshine per day.

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.

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 (11.3 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from June to mid-October, with average wind speeds of more than 19 kilometres per hour (10.3 knots).

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 (9.2 knots).

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 – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
30 30 31 30 30 29 28 28 29 29 30 30
Average daily min temp (°C)
26 26 26 26 26 25 25 24 25 25 25 26
Daily hours of sunshine
6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 7
Comfort level
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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+
Number of days with some rainfall
15 12 11 9 8 5 3 3 3 7 10 14
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
173 150 113 91 69 43 23 22 23 60 98 177
Average wind speed (km/h)
18 18 17 17 18 20 21 20 20 19 18 17
Average daily sea temp (°C)
28 28 29 29 28 27 27 27 27 27 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 – Monthly Review

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from Meteo France (French Polynesia).


Latest update: Best time to visit Bora Bora: 18 May, 2022



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