Tahiti weather in August

August is an excellent time to visit Tahiti as it falls in the 'winter' dry season.

You can expect clear, sunny skies with the very occasional rain shower that is generally short-lived. August has the least rainfall and humidity, annually.

Both air and water temperatures are cooler on average, with the south-east trade winds bringing cool refresing breezes.

How hot is it in Tahiti in August?
Daytime temperatures average a high of 29°C (84°F) in Tahiti in August, with moderate heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 21°C (69°F).

How sunny is it in Tahiti in August?
There are normally eight hours of sunshine each day in Tahiti in August – that's around 70% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in August?
Sunrise is around 6:15am with sunset around 5:50pm.

How warm is the sea in Tahiti in August?
The average sea temperature in Tahiti in August is 26°C (78°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

Does it rain in Tahiti in August?
There are usually three days with some rain in Tahiti in August and the average monthly rainfall is 26mm (mm).

How windy is it in Tahiti in August?
August sees an average wind speed of around 19 kilometres per hour (12 mph; 10 knots). The predominant average wind direction in Tahiti is from the east.

Local holidays?
A public holiday is held on 15th August – Assumption.

August is peak season in Tahiti when flights and hotel rooms need to be booked well in advance.

Tahiti August Weather Averages

Temperature icon High Temp: 29°C (84°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 21°C (69°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 19 km/h (12 mph; 10 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 3 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 26mm (1mm) per month
Moderate heat icon Comfort Level: Moderate heat & 81% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: High
swimming icon Sea Temp: 26°C (78°F)
Papeete, Tahiti

Best time to visit Tahiti

The best time to visit Tahiti is during the dry season from late-May to mid-October, when the average high daytime temperature of 29°C (84°F) is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.

June through September is also the coolest and the least rainy time of the year.

French Polynesia enjoys a balmy tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round.

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Tahiti weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Tahiti 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, Fa'a'ā International Airport, located 5km (3mi) southwest of Papeete. 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: Tahiti weather in August: 12 October, 2023

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