Weather in Fiji: Month-by-Month

Everyone loves a little bit of sunshine and Fiji certainly provides all year round! However, if you’re wondering whether you’re going to get enough sunshine during your time in Fiji or encounter some heavy downpours, then this guide answering “what is the weather like in Fiji?” is for you! Take a look at the average temperatures, rainfall, daylight hours and more in this month-by-month guide on the weather in Fiji.

What are the Seasons in Fiji?

Fiji experiences two distinct seasons:

  • Dry/winter season: May-November
  • Wet/summer season: December-April

Find out more about the seasons in What are the Seasons in Fiji?

January

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January is one of the hottest months in Fiji. Expect high humidity and high rainfall in certain parts of the country, such as Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni. There is an increased risk of tropical cyclones affecting Fiji in January – see How to Prepare for a Cyclone in Fiji.

January Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 30°C/86°F in the day, 23°C/73°F at night
Average sea temperature: 28.5°C/83°F
Average rainfall: 308mm/12.13″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

February

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February is a hot and humid time of the year in Fiji with frequent rainfall as it is in the middle of the wet season. As a result, it’s also one of the quietest seasons to visit Fiji. Island groups like the Mamanucas and the Yaswasas experience less rainfall than elsewhere in the country.

February Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 33°C/91°F in the day, 21°C/70°F at night
Average sea temperature: 29°C/84°F
Average rainfall: 293mm/11.53″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

March

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The heat and humidity of the summer season continue into March in Fiji. There can be heavy bursts of rain at any time. During the wet season, it’s smart to be aware of the increased mosquito activity and have insect repellent at the ready. See 12 Ways to Avoid Mosquito Bites in Fiji for advice.

March Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 31°C/89°F in the day, 23°C/73°F at night
Average sea temperature: 29°C/84°F
Average rainfall: 356mm/14″
Daylight hours: 12 hours

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

April

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The final month of Fiji’s summer continues into April, with consistent hot and humid weather. It’s also considered one of the shoulder seasons in Fiji where you can often find the cheapest airfares and deals on accommodation. See more advice in 10 Reasons to Travel in the Low Season in Fiji.

April Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 31°C/89°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Average sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Average rainfall: 288mm/11.3″
Daylight hours: 12 hours

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

May

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May is a great time to visit Fiji, with hot and increasingly sunnier days with cooler and more comfortable nights. There is still a good chance of rain for some of the month, but the humidity starts to dry off as Fiji transitions into the dry season.

May Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 31°C/89°F in the day, 19°C/66°F at night
Average sea temperature: 27°C/81°F
Average rainfall: 157mm/6.1″
Daylight hours: 11 hours

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

June

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This is what the dry season in Fiji is all about: comfortably warm temperatures in and out of the water and barely a day with rain! June is where you’ll see the tourist numbers start to pick up, as they seek the idyllic weather at this time of year.

June Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 26.5°C/80°F in the day, 21°C/70°F at night
Average sea temperature: 26.5°C/80°F
Average rainfall: 60mm/2.4″
Daylight hours: 11 hours

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

July

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July sees some of the coolest (but still warm) weather of the year in Fiji. The month also coincides with the Australian and New Zealand winter school holidays, where most tourists come from, so there is a large increase in visitors this month.

July Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 26°C/78°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Average sea temperature: 26°C/79°F
Average rainfall: 70mm/2.8″
Daylight hours: 11 hours

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

August

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August is a popular time for tourists to visit Fiji, especially those seeking some winter sun if coming from New Zealand or Australia. The swell gets quite high, making it a popular time for surfing big waves. Find out more in The Best Time to Surf in Fiji.

August Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 26°C/78°F in the day, 19°C/66°F at night
Average sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Average rainfall: 103mm/4.1″
Daylight hours: 12 hours

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

September

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September is when the tourist crowds start to die down but the weather is still calm and idyllic. It’s a popular time for scuba diving when the cooler waters mean the water clarity is usually a little better.

September Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 27°C/81°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Average sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Average rainfall: 123mm/4.8″
Daylight hours: 12 hours

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

October

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October is your last chance to do some seasonal activities until next year, such as swimming with manta-rays in the Yasawa Islands. It also remains a slightly cooler month ideal for hiking. However, the rainfall starts to creep up again as the dry season comes to an end.

October Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 27°C/81°F in the day, 21°C/69°F at night
Average sea temperature: 26°C/79°F
Average rainfall: 134mm/5.3″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

November

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(c) John Game on Flickr

November officially marks the beginning of the wet season in Fiji, which means increased rainfall and higher humidity levels. That’s not to say there isn’t plenty of sunshine to enjoy, especially in peace during this is a less-visited time in Fiji.

November Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 29°C/84°F in the day, 21°C/69°F at night
Average sea temperature: 27°C/81°F
Average rainfall: 181mm/7.1″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

December

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(c) Georg Nietsch on Unsplash

December is when Fiji gets well into the wet season with increased rainfall, especially on the larger islands. While most of December is a quiet time to visit Fiji, the tourist numbers pick up during the Christmas period with both international and domestic tourists.

December Weather in Fiji

Average temperature: 29°C/84°F in the day, 22°C/72°F at night
Average sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Average rainfall: 195mm/7.1″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

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