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Te Tiare Beach Resort, Huahine, Tahiti

Best time to visit Tahiti

The best time to visit Tahiti is during the dry season between May and October, when the average annual temperature of 27°C (81°F) is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.

French Polynesia enjoys a balmy tropical climate, with hot and humid weather all year round.

July and August are the coolest months of the year due to southeast trade winds called the maraamu with temperatures averaging 24°C (76°F).

The wet season lasts from November to April – the hottest months of the year. Daytime temperatures average a high of 31°C, with a night-time average low of 22°C. Tropical cyclones can develop between November and March.

Water temperature hovers between 26°C and 29°C throughout the year, with good conditions for diving, snorkelling, swimming and surfing all year round.
Tahiti Weather Guide
Daytime Average High (°C) 30 30 31 30 29 29 28 28 28 29 29 30
Night-time Average Low (°C) 24 24 24 24 23 22 21 21 22 22 23 23
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 7 7 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 6
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Comfort Level – Heat & Humidity Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm icon Moderately warm iconModerately hot icon
Days with some Rain 17 16 17 12 10 6 5 4 5 5 6 12
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 314 226 186 127 101 63 59 50 52 91 152 296
Sea Temperature (°C) 28 28 29 29 28 28 27 26 26 27 27 28
(Papeete, Tahiti) J F M A M J J A S O N D


Peak season:

July and August – the traditional July-to-August holiday period in France also coincides with Tahiti's month-long Heiva Nui festival, held throughout July.

Christmas to early January, late February, early March, Easter, early May and early October are also regarded as peak periods when flights and hotel rooms need to be booked well in advance.

May, June, September and October offer the best combination of weather and availability of hotel rooms.

Latest update for this beach holiday destination: 23 May, 2014
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