The Month-by-Month Guide to Fiji

When is the best month to visit Fiji? What celebrations are there and what are the seasonal activities? We go through all of that and more in this travelling Fiji month-by-month guide!

Fiji experiences a warm tropical climate all year round with only two distinct seasons. There’s also certain times of the year where the tourist numbers are at their peak along with matching airfares and resort rates. So consider all the factors of weather, cost, crowds and activities available when choosing a month to visit Fiji. Learn more about what each month of the year is like in Fiji in the guide below.

What are the Seasons in Fiji?

Fiji has two distinct seasons that we will mention extensively throughout this Fiji month-by-month guide.

The Dry Season (Winter)

Months: June, July, August, September, October and November

The Wet Season (Summer)

Months: December, January, February, March, April and May

Find out more about the seasons in The Best Time to Visit Fiji.

January

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The year kicks off with high temperatures, high humidity and in the middle of the “wet season”. That means there could be some heavy showers passing by and a slight risk of a cyclone. Nevertheless, this is a vibrant time to visit Fiji when the country is in the New Year’s celebratory mode, where celebrations are known to go one for a week after New Year.

Weather in January

Temperature: 30°C/86°F in the day, 23°C/73°F at night
Sea temperature: 28.5°C/83°F
Rainfall: 308mm/12.13″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in January.

Why Visit in January

February

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February is often the hottest month to visit Fiji, made to feel hotter by the high humidity. Nevertheless, it makes jumping in the pool or the ocean all the more refreshing. You’re also likely to experience some rainfall, a risk of cyclones, but hardly any other tourists, making the resort rates and airfares more affordable.

Weather in February

Temperature: 33°C/91°F in the day, 21°C/70°F at night
Sea temperature: 29°C/84°F
Rainfall: 293mm/11.53″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in February.

Why Visit in February

  • You often feel like you have the whole place to yourself
  • Sipping cocktails and getting in the water is more refreshing
  • Opportunity to experience Holi – the Festival of Colours.

March

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March is usually the wettest month of the year in Fiji, so if you want to avoid the rain as much as possible, then we recommend travelling to drier climates like in the Yasawa Islands. Like the month before, you’ll see Fiji during its quietest time, where you’re likely to be one of few other tourists in your resort, ensuring you’ll be well looked after.

Weather in March

Temperature: 31°C/89°F in the day, 23°C/73°F at night
Sea temperature: 29°C/84°F
Rainfall: 356mm/14″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in March.

Why Visit in March

  • It’s quiet, so you can enjoy the serenity of “Fiji time
  • It’s cheap, resort rates and airfares are usually at the lowest
  • It’s fun to watch a tropical storm!

April

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April is when Fiji starts to experience a shift from the wet season to the dry season, so plan your trip in the first half of April for the benefits of the wet season or plan it in the latter half to start to feel the benefits of the dry season. The humidity starts to drop at the end of April, so you can breathe again!

Weather in April

Temperature: 31°C/89°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Rainfall: 288mm/11.3″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in April.

Why Visit in April

  • Those holiday costs are still going to be affordable
  • This is a good time to experience some of Fiji’s largest and most luxurious resorts without the crowds

May

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May experiences the perfect mix of hot temperatures from summer and decreasing rainfall and humidity, all before the tourist crowds arrive. If you’re looking for a time to visit Fiji when it’s “good” weather but while it’s not too busy, this would be it.

Weather in May

Temperature: 31°C/89°F in the day, 19°C/66°F at night
Sea temperature: 27°C/81°F
Rainfall: 157mm/6.1″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in May.

Why Visit in May

  • The surf season kicks in with consistent southerly swells
  • The manta rays start appearing in the Yasawa Islands for amazing snorkelling trips
  • Experience the idyllic winter weather before the tourist crowds arrive.

June

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While the weather is warm and comfortable, this is a popular time for tourists from New Zealand and Australia to escape the winter of their countries and experience some tropical paradise. Expect prices to rise during this time and Fiji’s larger resorts to feel busier.

Weather in June

Temperature: 26.5°C/80°F in the day, 21°C/70°F at night
Sea temperature: 26.5°C/80°F
Rainfall: 60mm/2.4″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in June.

Why Visit in June

  • Windsurfing conditions are at their best, especially around Nananu-i-Ra Island on the Suncoast
  • Escape the winter of the lower Southern Hemisphere
  • Fishing is good for wahoo, GT and sailfish

July

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This is when Fiji experiences its highest amount of tourists in the year, especially during the New Zealand and Australia school holidays. Resorts and airfares are at their highest, but on the plus side, the Fiji festival season is in full swing starting with the Bula Festival in Nadi.

Weather in July

Temperature: 26°C/78°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Sea temperature: 26°C/79°F
Rainfall: 70mm/2.8″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in July.

Why Visit in July

  • Experience the week-long party of the Bula Festival in Nadi
  • It’s the driest time to visit some of Fiji’s “wettest” areas like the rainforests of Taveuni
  • Temperatures are comfortable to hit the hiking trails of Viti Levu’s interior.

August

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August is still part of the busy tourist season, although not as busy as July. Days are warm and dry, while nights are cool. Sea temperatures are at their lowest, but still pretty comfortable at around 25°C/77°F, ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling while the water is also at its clearest.

Weather in August

Temperature: 26°C/78°F in the day, 19°C/66°F at night
Sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Rainfall: 103mm/4.1″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in August.

Why Visit in August

  • Catch the Hibiscus Festival in Suva
  • See firewalkers in the Southern Indian Fire Walking Festival
  • Go scuba diving or snorkelling in clear waters

September

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The idyllic dry and warm weather continues into September, although the tourist crowds start to dwindle. Many of the seasonal activities are still available, like manta ray swimming, clear water for scuba diving and big breaks for surfing. All in all, it’s a good time to be in Fiji.

Weather in September

Temperature: 27°C/81°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Rainfall: 123mm/4.8″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in September.

Why Visit in September

  • Swim with manta rays
  • Surf the big reef breaks
  • Check out Regatta Week at Musket Cove Marina on Malolo Lailai Island

October

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October is when the dry season comes to a close and the weather starts to transition for the summer season… But not too fast though, with just slightly higher temperatures, but the humidity is still bearable. There’s also a few festivals and events to check out around the islands.

Weather in October

Temperature: 27°C/81°F in the day, 21°C/69°F at night
Sea temperature: 26°C/79°F
Rainfall: 134mm/5.3″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in October.

Why Visit in October

  • See the festivities of Diwali Festival of Lights
  • Celebrate all things Fiji in Fiji Week
  • Enjoy the dry weather without the crowds.

November

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Get your last-minute holiday in before the wet season gets into full swing. November is generally a quieter time to visit Fiji while Fiji is still officially in the “dry season”, although the larger islands like Viti Levu and Vanua Levu will start to experience more rainfall. Visitors of selected resorts can also experience Balolo Rising where blue sea worms rise at midnight after November’s full moon, resulting in many communities celebrating with harvesting the worms and feasting.

Weather in November

Temperature: 29°C/84°F in the day, 21°C/69°F at night
Sea temperature: 27°C/81°F
Rainfall: 181mm/7.1″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in November.

Why Visit in November

  • Check out the Balolo Rising celebrations
  • Game fishing kicks off for blue marlin, black marlin, yellowfin tuna and more
  • Get reasonable rates of airfares and resorts for the dry season.

December

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And finally, we come to December, a time for Christmas cheer and the start of the wet season. Rain showers usually happen with force but briefly, so you’ll still be able to get your sun time in. The first half of December is usually quiet but gets incredibly busy the closer the days get to Christmas, especially in terms of transport between the islands with locals visiting family, and for tourists getting away for the holiday season.

Weather in December

Temperature: 29°C/84°F in the day, 22°C/72°F at night
Sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Rainfall: 195mm/7.1″

For more in-depth information, see Fiji Weather in December.

Why Visit in December

  • Check out the holiday celebrations for Christmas
  • It’s usually when you can get time off work
  • Six weeks of partying, singing and dancing kick off from the beginning of December in the Rotuma islands, if you’re lucky enough to be able to get there…
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Travelling Fiji: Month-by-Month Guide