Weather & Climate

Enjoy The Water & Sunshine, All Year Round

 

Boasting a warm, tropical climate all year round, Fiji encapsulates the quintessential beachside escape. With only two distinct seasons throughout the year (dry and wet), there’s no shortage of warm days and balmy breezes in island paradise. Pack your swimwear and sunnies no matter when you leave, and get ready to soak in the sunshine.


Dry VS Wet Seasons

Forget the four seasons. In Fiji, there’s no such thing as winter and seasonality is characterised as dry or wet.

 
Dry ‘Winter’ Season
May to October

In the drier winter months, expect fine warm days with an average minimum of 20-21 degrees, and an average maximum at 26-27 degrees.

This period of time in Fiji is characterised by low rainfall and humidity, making it ideal for travel. As the weather and water temperatures remain warm and balmy, travellers can still enjoy beachside activities like swimming and snorkelling.

Travel rates will reflect this popular time of year, with better value on offer in shoulder months in May (when the rainy season tapers off) or October (before the rainy season begins).

 
Wet ‘Summer’ Season
November to April

In the wetter summer months, expect hot and humid weather with an average minimum of 21-23 degrees, and an average maximum of 28-30 degrees.

Heavy, brief local showers are common across the islands and contribute to a significant amount of annual rainfall in Fiji, with even greater downpours in the mountains. However, these often occur sporadically throughout the day for short durations (1-2 hours), typically followed by sunshine. Due to the high temperatures and humidity, there is also an increased risk of tropical cyclones.

Travel rates are at the best value during this time of the year, whereby visitors can also expect less crowds.


Monthly Temperatures

As a tropical destination, Fiji’s climate ranges between warm and warmer. Temperatures are relatively consistent with slight variations throughout the year.

*Table compiled from averages obtained from Fiji Meteorological Service
Month
Average Min (°C)
Average Max (°C)
Rainfall (mm)
January
23.5 31.4 205.8
February
24.4 32.0 346.6
March
23.2 31.8 154.0
April
21.5 31.0 94.5
May
20.6 29.7 2.8
June
19.7 28.4 14.8
July
18.7 28.5 15.8
August
19.0 27.5 49.9
September
20.5 28.3 63.0
October
20.4 29.8 25.0
November
22.8 32.0 28.6
December
23.0 31.5 181.8

Ocean Temperatures

Enjoy swimming, snorkelling and diving all year round with water temperatures rarely fluctuating from 27°C or 81°F. Waters are usually clearer during the drier season from May to October, when scuba diving is at its peak to view amazing colours of Fiji’s coral reefs and marine life.

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Cyclones & Tropical Storms in Fiji

Cyclones are common in the Pacific regions, and usually occur in Fiji during the wet season between November and April (peaking from January to March). Major resorts have safety and evacuation procedures in place and there are community shelters available throughout the main towns of Fiji.

Fiji Meteorological Services officially monitors weather forecasts and storm alerts. They track tropical cyclones as one of six regional centres within the World Weather Watch program. If you’re travelling to Fiji during the wet season, monitor weather updates and meteorological updates accordingly.


Travel Tips

Follow Safety Procedures

If a cyclone occurs, don’t panic and stay calm. Always follow safety procedures from local authorities and resort staff.

Find Shelter

Don’t leave your central shelter or room (unless instructed by resort staff) and stay far away from windows.

Avoid Waters

Don’t go near the ocean, river lakes or lagoons during a cyclone, as rising flood waters can be dangerous.


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