Tahiti weather in September

September is an excellent time to visit Tahiti as it falls during the winter dry season.

You can expect mainly clear, sunny skies with the occasional rain shower that is generally short-lived.

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

How hot is it in Tahiti in September?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 30°C (86°F) in Tahiti in September, with moderate heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 22°C (71°F).

How sunny is it in Tahiti in September?
There are normally eight hours of sunshine each day in Tahiti in September – that's around 67% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in September?
Sunrise is around 5:55am with sunset around 5:55pm.

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

Does it rain in Tahiti in September?
There are usually three days with some rain in Tahiti in September and the average monthly rainfall is 42mm (1,6in).

How windy is it in Tahiti in September?
September sees an average wind speed of around 20 kilometres per hour (12 mph; 11 knots). The predominant average wind direction in Tahiti is from the east.

Local holidays?

This is still considered the peak season in Tahiti when flights and hotel rooms need to be booked well in advance. However, September offers a good combination of weather and availability of hotel rooms.

Tahiti September Weather Averages

Temperature icon High Temp: 30°C (86°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 22°C (71°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 20 km/h (12 mph; 11 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 3 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 42 mm (1.6 in) per month
Moderate heat icon Comfort Level: Moderate heat; ≤ 26 muggy days
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
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

Source: Meteorological data for Tahiti is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by Meteo France (French Polynesia) at the closest weather station: Fa'a'ā International Airport, located 5km (3mi) southwest of Papeete.

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 September: 13 June, 2024

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