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Best time to visit Tahiti

The best time to visit Tahiti is during the dry season between May and October, when the average annual temperature of 28°C (82°F) is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.

Tahiti weather

Tahiti enjoys a balmy tropical climate, with hot and humid weather all year round.

July and August are the coolest months of the year due to southeast trade winds called the maraamu with temperatures averaging 25°C (77°F).

The wet season lasts from November to April – the hottest months of the year. Daytime temperatures average a high of 31°C (88°F), with a night-time average low of 22°C (72°F). Tropical cyclones can develop between November and March.

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

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.

Tahiti – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 25 26 26
Ave High Temp (°C) 30 30 31 30 29 29 28 28 28 29 29 30
Ave Low Temp (°C) 24 24 24 24 23 22 21 21 22 22 23 23
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 7 7 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 6
Daylight (Hrs daily) 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 75 75 80 80 80
UV Index 11 11 11 11 8 7 7 9 11 11 11 11
Days with some Rain 17 16 17 12 10 6 5 4 5 5 6 12
Ave Rainfall (mm) 330 290 160 130 100 80 60 40 50 80 160 300
Sea Temp (°C) 28 28 29 29 28 28 27 26 26 27 27 28
(Papeete, Tahiti) J F M A M J J A S O N D

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 the department of meteorology in Tahiti (French Polynesia).


Latest update: Best time to visit Tahiti: 19 November, 2018


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