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Waya, Yasawa, Fiji. Author Miguel Sanchez (Miguel Sancheese). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Waya, Yasawa, Fiji. Author Miguel Sanchez (Miguel Sancheese)

Fiji climate: when to go to Fiji

Fiji have a tropical maritime climate, hot and humid but tempered by trade winds, rainfall is frequent especially between November and April, and generally are higher on the eastern and south eastern slopes that are more exposed to trade winds.

The mountains of the main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu create wet climatic zones in windward sides and dry climatic zones on their leeward sides, the prevailing winds are from the south-east, then in the largest islands of Fiji the south-eastern areas are also the wettest, while the north-western areas are relatively dry.

Most rain falls in the form of brief but intense rainfall, which often occur in the afternoon. The average annual rainfall in the driest areas reaches 2,000 mm, while in wettest regions varies from a minimum of 3,000 mm in coastal areas, up to a maximum of 6,000 mm in the interior. The wettest month is usually March, while the driest is July.

Yasawa, Fiji. Author Tim Parkinson. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Yasawa, Fiji. Author Tim Parkinson

Tropical cyclones are generally possible in the months between November and April, in particular, are the months of January and February those with more likelihood of cyclones, while the most exposed islands are the group of islands located in the north-west.

The temperatures of Fiji, are very uniform with little seasonal variation, the average temperature varies by only 2°C/6°C between the coolest months (July, August) and the warmest (January, February).

In the capital, Suva, the highest average annual temperatures vary between 31°C in February and 27°C in August, while the annual average minimum temperatures vary between 24°C in February and 21°C in July and August.

The sea water temperature is maintained throughout the year between 25°C and 28°C.

WHEN TO GO TO FIJI

The best time for a trip to Fiji are the months between April and November.

FIJI CLIMATE TABLES

Suva (Laucala Bay)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Rain (mm)

371

265

374

366

270

163

136

158

177

221

245

277

3023

Min Temp (°C)

24

24

24

23

22

21

20

20

21

22

23

23

22

Max Temp (°C)

31

31

31

30

28

28

27

27

27

28

29

30

29
Yasawa-i-Rara
(Yasawa Islands)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Rain (mm)

235

240

276

209

85

82

43

63

66

105

129

157

1690

Min Temp (°C)

24

25

24

23

23

23

22

22

22

23

24

24

24

Max Temp (°C)

30

30

30

30

29

28

28

28

28

29

30

30

26
Taveuni (Matei Airfield)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Rain (mm)

362

268

380

301

230

124

103

127

150

196

236

305

2800

Min Temp (°C)

24

24

24

24

23

22

22

22

22

22

23

24

23

Max Temp (°C)

30

30

30

29

28

28

27

27

27

28

29

29

29
Nadi

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Sea Water Temperatures (°C)

28

28

27

27

27

27

27

26

25

26

27

27

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