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Fiji Weather by Month: What is the Weather Like in Fiji? ⛅ [2022]

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The Climate and 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 answers, “What is the weather like in Fiji?” Take a look at the average temperatures, rainfall, daylight hours and more in this guide to the Fiji weather by month.

Before we begin, make sure to bookmark The Best Time to Visit Fiji for even more tips for choosing a time to vacation in Fiji.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Fiji Climate and Weather

Before we get into our guide to the Fiji water by month, here’s a quick rundown of the most commonly asked question about the Fiji climate.

What Type of Climate Does Fiji Have?

Fiji has a warm tropical climate.

What is the Fiji Weather Year Round?

In terms of the Fiji weather year-round, the maximum temperatures tend to be from the 26°C/79°F  to 31°C/88°F range, while lows are usually in the 21°C/70°F to 23°C/73°F range. Fiji rarely gets cold and stays warm all year round.

Is the Water Warm in Fiji?

The water temperature is typically warm in Fiji, ranging from 25°C/77°F in winter to 30°C/86°F in summer.

Does Fiji Have Four Seasons?

Fiji only experiences two distinct seasons:

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

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

Does Fiji Get Hurricanes?

Yes, the hurricane season is otherwise known as the cyclone season, which runs from November to April. However, the greatest risk of cyclones occurring is in December, January and February. Find out more in How to Prepare for a Cyclone in Fiji.

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Fiji Weather in January

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.

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.

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Fiji Weather in February

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.

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.

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Fiji Weather in March

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.

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.

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Fiji Weather in April

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.

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.

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Fiji Weather in May

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 is also the beginning of the manta ray season, which you can learn more about in The Guide to Swimming with Manta Rays 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.

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Fiji Weather in June

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. Learn more about the best time for the weather in Fiji in our guide, The Best Time to Visit 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.

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Fiji Weather in July

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 is also a good time to spot wildlife, such as manta rays and even whales. Find out more in The Best Seasons for Seeing Wildlife 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.

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Fiji Weather in August

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.

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.

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Fiji Weather in September

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. Find out more in When is the Best Time to Dive 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.

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Fiji Weather in October

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.

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.

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Fiji Weather in November

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.

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.

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Fiji Weather in December

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 and New Year‘s period with both international and domestic tourists.

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.

More About What the Weather is Like in Fiji

That’s it for our guide to the Fiji weather by month and what the weather is like in Fiji. For more tips about the weather in Fiji, check out the following guides:

Finally, you might also find the tips useful in the 30 Tips for Travelling in Fiji and Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Fiji.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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