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Best time to visit Vanuatu

The best time to visit Vanuatu is during the dry season from May to October when the islands average 23°C (73°F), with an average high of 26°C (79°F).

Vanuatu Weather

The cool season lasts from June to September – probably not the best time to visit if you’re hoping to laze around on a beach, but great for hiking through the rainforest. Winter nights in Port Vila can drop to 19°C (66°F).

The summer wet season runs from November through April, with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and a high of 30°C (86°F) in January, when you can also expect heavy rains. December to March is cyclone time.

Vanuatu – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 27 27 26 26 24 23 22 22 22 24 25 25
Ave High Temp (°C) 30 30 29 28 27 26 26 26 26 28 29 30
Ave Low Temp (°C) 22 23 22 22 20 18 18 17 17 19 20 21
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 11 10 8 8 8 7 8 8 9 9 9 9
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 warm icon Moderately warm icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 85 85 90 90 90 85 85 85 85 85 85 85
UV Index 11 11 11 11 8 7 7 9 11 11 11 11
Days with some Rain 19 19 22 21 18 18 17 16 13 15 14 16
Ave Rainfall (mm) 240 340 300 270 220 180 70 70 70 90 130 190
Sea Temp (°C) 28 29 29 28 27 26 26 26 26 26 27 28
(Port-Vila, Efate, Vanuatu) 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 Fiji Meteorological Service.



Latest update: Best time to visit Vanuatu: 18 November, 2018


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