Best Time to Visit Cook Islands

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Cook Islands. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Rarotonga. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Cook Islands for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 18 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 24 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 3.7411.02 in (9 – 15 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Cook Islands: Overview

JanuaryJan
Up to 9.49 in of rainof rain
FebruaryFeb
Up to 11.06 in of rainof rain
MarchMar
Up to 8.7 in of rainof rain
AprilApr
Up to 8.31 in of rainof rain
MayMay
Up to 7.05 in of rainof rain
JuneJun
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DecemberDec
Up to 7.44 in of rainof rain

Climate Chart Cook Islands

Rarotonga

Climate Chart Rarotonga
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Cook Islands

In the following, you will find the climate table for Cook Islands, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature29°29°29°28°27°27°25°25°25°26°27°28°
Night Temperature23°23°22°22°20°19°18°18°19°20°21°22°
Water Temperature27°28°28°27°27°25°24°24°25°25°26°26°
Precipitation (inch)9.4911.028.78.317.054.533.865.25.313.745.917.44
Rainy days1513151413109109101013
Hours of Sunshine666555566666
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Rarotonga is 23.9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: February (26.1 °C)
Coldest month: August (21.7 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Rarotonga is 28 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
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Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 80.55 inch on 141 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January, February, March, April, May, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 52.01 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Rarotonga.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, March is the sunniest month with an average of 6.3 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Rarotonga (Station Cook Islands)
overcast clouds     overcast clouds, 29 °C
Clouds: 92 %       Wind: 7 mph NNO
Air Pressure: 1011 hPa       Humidity: 79 %
Last updated: 26th Mar 2019, 01:30 am
The next days …
25th Mar 201926th Mar 201927th Mar 201928th Mar 201929th Mar 201930th Mar 2019
heavy intensity rain26 °C to 27 °Cmoderate rain26 °C to 27 °Cmoderate rain26 °C to 27 °Cmoderate rain27 °C to 27 °Clight rain26 °C to 27 °Clight rain26 °C to 27 °C
26 °C to 27 °C26 °C to 27 °C26 °C to 27 °C27 °C to 27 °C26 °C to 27 °C26 °C to 27 °C
Clouds: 68 %Clouds: 48 %Clouds: 80 %Clouds: 21 %Clouds: 95 %Clouds: 56 %
0.49 in of rain0.18 in of rain0.13 in of rain0.18 in of rain0.07 in of rain0.07 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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South Pacific Islands: Regions

Cook Islands is part of the holiday destination South Pacific Islands. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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