What is the Weather Like in Fiji in July?
Welcome to “winter” in Fiji… However, it will probably be unlike any winter you have experienced before. Winter in Fiji means temperatures of around 26°C / 78°F and dry weather making Fiji a pretty “winterless” place to be. The weather is ideal for doing most activities you would want to do in Fiji, whether that’s scuba diving, hiking or simply relaxing by the pool or on the beach. On the downside, the evening often comes with some cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean, so you might want to pack a long-sleeved layer for going out after dark. Additionally, July marks the school holidays for Australians and New Zealanders who often choose Fiji as their winter escape, so expect resorts to be busy with families. If July sounds like the perfect time to go to Fiji, take a look at the Fiji weather in July guide below!
5 Tips for Travelling Fiji in July
- July is during the peak season in Fiji, so book your accommodation and flights well in advance.
- Be sure to apply high-factor sunscreen at regular intervals due to the high UV levels during July.
- If you want to avoid kids during your holiday in July, choose a resort away from Viti Levu and the Mamanuca Islands.
- The nights feel considerably cooler than the day, so make sure to pack some slightly warmer layers for the evenings.
- While July is during the “dry season” know that it could still rain at any time.
Typical Temperatures in July
July is typically a comfortably warm time to visit Fiji by not being too hot or too humid. It’s warm enough to get in some beach time, cool off in the pool and enjoy sipping cocktails. The maximum average temperature in July reaches 26°C / 78°F and the minimum average temperature is around 20°C / 68°F usually at night.
Temperatures in Nadi and Suva
- Nadi: average max temperature – 28.5°C / 83.3°F, average minimum temperature – 18.3°C / 64.9°F
- Suva: average max temperature – 26.5°C / 79.7°F, average minimum temperature – 20.4°C / 68.7°F.
Sea Temperature in July
Swimming in the sea, scuba diving and surfing all feel comfortable with the sea temperatures being around 26°C / 79°F during July.
Hours of Sun in July
While daylight hours are a little shorter than other months of the year, July still experiences plenty of sun per day. The average is around 5 hours of bright sunshine each day and an average of 11 daylight hours.
UV Levels During July
UV Levels in July are not as extreme as during the months later in the year, with the highest UV level reaching 7 UV index during midday. However, it is always recommended what the time of year is in Fiji.
Sunrise and Sunset During July
July brings daylight hours lasting about 11 hours a day.
- Sunrise: 6:38am at the beginning of July and 6:34am at the end of July
- Sunset: 5:42pm at the beginning of July and 5:52pm at the end of July.
Rainfall in July
July is one of the driest months in Fiji, so it’s highly unlikely that you’ll need to pack a rain jacket. Nevertheless, there is still a little bit of rainfall during July with an average of 70mm / 2.8″ of rainfall. Around 15 days out of June experiences rain throughout the whole of the Fiji islands.
Rainfall in Nadi and Suva
- Nadi: average rainfall in July – 46mm / 1.8″ and average rain days – 5
- Suva: average rainfall in July – 142mm / 5.6″ and average rain days – 18.
Tropical Storms in July
The South Pacific cyclone season starts in November and ends in April. July is one of the best months to avoid tropical cyclones in Fiji with a very low risk of tropical storms developing.
Other months that have a low risk of tropical storms include June, August and September.
Find out more about tropical storms in Fiji in our guide on How to Prepare for a Tropical Cyclone in Fiji.
Best Places to Visit in July
While everywhere in Fiji is pretty spectacular to visit during July, you are more likely to base your decision on where the crowds are. Here are some suggestions, whether you love to be surrounded by bustling activity or away from the crowds.
Nadi – On the mainland of Viti Levu and just a short drive from the Nadi International Airport, Nadi is the place to be during July. The Bula Festival (scheduled either July or August each year) celebrates all things Fiji. Meanwhile, the nearby resorts will be bustling with activity during this popular time of the year to visit Fiji. Find out more in our Guide to Nadi.
Kadavu – If you want to escape the tourists, then you’ll find that not many people will follow you to Kadavu – simply because they don’t know it’s there! The Kadavu Island group is south of Viti Levu with its own selection of resorts, stunning beaches, tropical forest and coral reefs. Find out more in our Guide to Kadavu.
Taveuni – A quieter island away from the tourist crowds is Taveuni. Another reason to escape to Fiji’s third-largest island during July is to make use of the walking trails while the weather is cooler and drier. It’s one of the best Fiji islands for nature experiences. Find out more in our Guide to Taveuni.
July Packing List for Fiji
When travelling to Fiji in July, there are a few essential items to add to the packing list:
- High-factor sunscreen
- Light cotton layers
- Light pants/trousers (to cover your legs if leaving the resort and to keep the evening chill off)
- Flip-flops or sandals
- Sarong (another popular clothing option for when leaving the resort)
For more inspiration on what to pack, check out our Packing List for Fiji.