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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

NADI (18 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 22,7 31,6 300  14
February 22,9 31,5 303  15
March 22,6 31,1 324  16
April 21,7 30,7 173  9
May 20,1 29,7 80  6
June 19,3 29,2 62  5
July 18,3 28,5 47  4
August 18,4 28,7 59  4
September 19,3 29,4 77  5
October 20,4 30,2 103  7
November 21,5 30,9 139  9
December 22,1 31,4 159  11
YEAR 20,8 30,2 1826  105

YASAWA-I-RARA (5 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 24 30 235
February 25 30 240
March 24 30 276
April 23 30 209
May 23 29 85
June 23 28 82
July 22 28 43
August 22 28 63
September 22 28 66
October 23 29 105
November 24 30 129
December 24 30 157
YEAR 23 29 1690

TAVEUNI (7 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 24 30 362
February 24 30 268
March 24 30 380
April 24 29 301
May 23 28 230
June 22 28 124
July 22 27 103
August 22 27 127
September 22 27 150
October 22 28 196
November 23 29 236
December 24 29 305
YEAR 23 29 2800

NADI
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 28
February 28
March 27
April 27
May 27
June 27
July 27
August 26
September 25
October 26
November 27
December 27
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