Best Time to Visit French Polynesia

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit French Polynesia. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Tahiti und Bora-Bora. 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 French Polynesia for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 21 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 26 °C to 29 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.8112.48 in (4 – 15 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 25.8 °C (Tahiti) and 27.1 °C (Bora Bora)
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Best Time to Visit French Polynesia: Overview

JanuaryJan
Up to 12.4 in of rainof rain
FebruaryFeb
Up to 9.18 in of rainof rain
MarchMar
Very hot und wet
Up to 7.68 in of rainof rain
AprilApr
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increasingly dry
MayMay
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JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
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increasingly wet
DecemberDec
Up to 12.48 in of rainof rain

Best Time to Visit the Regions

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

LocationBest Time to Travel
TahitiMay, June, July, August, September, and October
Bora-BoraMay, June, July, August, September, and October
PapeeteMay, June, July, August, September, and October
Bora BoraMay, June, July, August, September, and October
MooreaMay, June, July, August, September, and October

Climate Charts French Polynesia

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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Tahiti

Climate Chart Tahiti
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Bora-Bora

Climate Chart Bora-Bora
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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 French Polynesia

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

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature30°31°31°31°30°29°28°28°29°29°30°30°
Night Temperature23°24°24°23°23°21°21°21°21°22°23°23°
Water Temperature27°27°27°28°28°27°26°26°26°26°27°27°
Precipitation (inch)12.49.177.685.553.622.362.41.891.813.586.3812.48
Rainy days1413108765447913
Hours of Sunshine777877888876
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Tahiti is 25.8 °C.

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

Warmest month: March (27 °C)
Coldest month: August (24.3 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Tahiti 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: 69.33 inch on 100 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, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 41.73 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Tahiti.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, August is the sunniest month with an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.4 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 Bora-Bora (French Polynesia)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature30°30°31°30°30°29°28°28°29°29°29°30°
Night Temperature25°25°26°26°25°24°24°24°24°24°25°25°
Water Temperature28°28°29°29°28°27°27°27°27°27°28°28°
Precipitation (inch)10.589.186.967.195.113.873.282.352.583.938.0211.05
Hours of Sunshine778778888777
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Bora-Bora is 27 °C.

Warmest month: March (28 °C)
Coldest month: July (26 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Bora-Bora is 29 °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: 74.1 inch

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January, February, March, April, November, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 52.98 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Bora-Bora.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, August is the sunniest month with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.4 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Tahiti (Station Faa’a)
broken clouds     broken clouds, 25.8 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 2 mph S
Air Pressure: 1011 hPa       Humidity: 88 %
Last updated: 20th Mar 2019, 10:53 am
The next days …
19th Mar 201920th Mar 201921st Mar 201922nd Mar 201923rd Mar 201924th Mar 2019
light rain26 °C to 28 °Cheavy intensity rain24 °C to 28 °Cmoderate rain26 °C to 29 °Cmoderate rain27 °C to 29 °Clight rain28 °C to 29 °Cmoderate rain28 °C to 28 °C
26 °C to 28 °C24 °C to 28 °C26 °C to 29 °C27 °C to 29 °C28 °C to 29 °C28 °C to 28 °C
Clouds: 76 %Clouds: 44 %Clouds: 48 %Clouds: 39 %Clouds: 6 %Clouds: 52 %
No Precipitation1.44 in of rain0.4 in of rain0.17 in of rain0.08 in of rain0.12 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Important Regions and Cities

We have extended climate information for the following regions:

South Pacific Islands: Regions

French Polynesia 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:

French Polynesia: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 3 reviews for French Polynesia holiday already. Average rating is 4.3 of 5 stars.
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    Lea, 19 years old was there in August

    The weather was perfect for this holiday. Every day the sun was shining, not a single day was raining and the average temperature was 27 degrees. It was very well to endure!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Biggi, 58 years old was there in September

    And just 3 days on Bora Bora. Only storm getting stronger and stronger.

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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    Juergen , 54 years old was there in October

    3 weeks vacation, including a day with rain shower which lasted about 30 min.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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