Best Time to Visit Fiji

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Fiji. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Suva und Rotuma. 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 Fiji for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 13 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 25 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 4.9214.49 in (15 – 23 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 21.8 °C (Suva) and 27 °C (Rotuma)
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General & Geography

The Republic of Fiji is an independent island state in the southern Pacific, which was a British crown colony from 1874 to 1966 and is now a parliamentary democracy.

More than 330 islands form the Fiji-Arichpel with a total area of more than 11200 square miles, about 115 islands of the Republic of Fiji are actually inhabited today.

The capital is the city of Suva on the south-eastern coast of the largest island, Viti Levu, which together with Vanua Levu makes up almost 90 percent of Fiji’s total land area. Almost all Fiji Islands are of volcanic origin, only some smaller islets developed over time from the surrounding coral reefs.

The highest elevation in Fiji is Mount Tomanivi at 1,324 metres, which was still known as Mount Victoria during the colonial period. The total population of Fiji is currently around 900,000.

The service sector accounts for the largest share of gross domestic product at over 50 percent. Meanwhile, tourism on the dreamlike Fiji Islands is becoming more and more important and occupies a leading position in the South Seas. By comparison, the number of visitors from abroad is still about twice as high as in French Polynesia and even up to five times as high as in Samoa.

Almost half of all South Sea tourists in Fiji come from New Zealand and Australia, followed by the former colonial power of Great Britain and Japan. But also German travellers appreciate the Fiji Islands because of their unique beauty, the paradisiacal beaches and excellent luxury resorts as a real dream destination.

Climate in Fiji (Fiji)

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The Fiji Islands have a hot and humid tropical climate, the temperatures are high all year round and there can be heavy rainfall in every travel month. As our Fiji climate table shows, the air temperatures are only subject to very minor changes.

In principle, however, two seasons can be distinguished in Fiji: The wetter summer from about the beginning of November to the end of April, in which the probability of cyclones (tropical cyclones) is also increased, as well as the cooler winter period from May to the end of October.

But even in winter the trade winds cause heavy clouds and sometimes torrential rainfall, especially on the mountainous south-east coast of the largest island Viti Levu. The situation is different in the rain shadow, especially in the northwest, where it remains extremely dry in winter.

Best Time to Visit Fiji: Overview

JanuaryJan
Sticky, hot, wet
higherhigher risk of Cyclone
FebruaryFeb
Sticky, hot, wet
higherhigher risk of Cyclone
MarchMar
Sticky, hot, wet
higherhigher risk of Cyclone
AprilApr
Sticky, hot, wet
higherhigher risk of Cyclone
MayMay
Good time to traveltime
usually Pleasant in Fiji
JuneJun
Best time to traveltime
good holiday weather in Fiji
JulyJul
Best time to traveltime
good holiday weather in Fiji
AugustAug
Best time to traveltime
good holiday weather in Fiji
SeptemberSep
Best time to traveltime
good holiday weather in Fiji
OctoberOct
Best time to traveltime
good holiday weather in Fiji
NovemberNov
Sticky, hot, wet
higherhigher risk of Cyclone
DecemberDec
Sticky, hot, wet
higherhigher risk of Cyclone

When is the best time to travel to Fiji?


As already mentioned, the hot and humid climate of the Fiji Islands provides quite high precipitation values and quite constant temperatures all year round. Nevertheless, the south winter, especially April to October, is the best time to travel in Fiji.

The South Sea air is now not quite as muggy-hot and oppressive, and in most regions of Fiji there is significantly less precipitation. In addition, the risk of clones (in the southern summer from November to April) is clearly avoided.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Fiji) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
SuvaMay, June, July, August, September, and October
RotumaMay, June, July, August, September, and October

Climate Charts Fiji

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Suva

Climate Chart Suva
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Rotuma

Climate Chart Rotuma
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Water Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

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

Climate Tables Fiji

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Fiji, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Suva (Fiji)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature29°29°29°29°28°27°26°26°27°27°28°29°
Night Temperature19°19°19°16°16°14°13°14°14°14°13°17°
Water Temperature28°28°28°28°27°26°25°25°25°25°26°27°
Precipitation (inch)11.4210.7114.4912.210.126.694.928.317.728.319.812.52
Rainy days202123191918171516191820
Hours of Sunshine765666676765
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Suva is 21.8 °C.

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

Warmest month: January (23 °C)
Coldest month: July (20 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Suva 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: 117.2 inch on 225 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): all except June, and July
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 105.59 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Suva.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, August is the sunniest month with an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.9 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.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Rotuma (Fiji)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature31°31°31°31°30°30°29°29°29°30°30°31°
Night Temperature25°25°25°25°25°25°24°24°24°24°25°25°
Water Temperature28°28°27°27°27°27°26°26°25°26°26°27°
Precipitation (inch)13.5814.4913.711.1811.619.698.398.829.2911.8112.5212.28
Rainy days202123191918171516191820
Hours of Sunshine765666676765
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Rotuma is 27 °C.

Warmest month: January (27.6 °C)
Coldest month: July (26.1 °C)

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

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 137.36 inch on 225 rainy days

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): all months
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 137.36 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Rotuma.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, August is the sunniest month with an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Suva
few clouds     few clouds, 22 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 0 mph OSO
Air Pressure: 1010 hPa       Humidity: 94 %
Last updated: 12th Dec 2019, 05:30 pm
The next days …
14th Dec 201915th Dec 201916th Dec 201917th Dec 201918th Dec 201919th Dec 2019
heavy intensity rain23 °C to 27 °Cmoderate rain23 °C to 27 °Cheavy intensity rain23 °C to 27 °Cmoderate rain24 °C to 27 °Clight rain24 °C to 30 °Clight rain24 °C to 30 °C
23 °C to 27 °C23 °C to 27 °C23 °C to 27 °C24 °C to 27 °C24 °C to 30 °C24 °C to 30 °C
Clouds: 79 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 64 %Clouds: 72 %Clouds: 35 %Clouds: 48 %
0.83 in of rain0.32 in of rain0.94 in of rain0.28 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

Fiji 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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