When is the best time to go to French Polynesia?

When is the best time to go to French Polynesia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In September, the weather is beautiful everywhere in French Polynesia
  • The best months to go to Tahiti are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Tahiti are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka and Ua Pou, with good weather at least 10 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Tahiti

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in French Polynesia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 83°F to 86°F
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February 83°F to 86°F
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March 83°F to 86°F
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April 81°F to 88°F
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May 79°F to 88°F
56%
June 77°F to 86°F
46%
July 76°F to 86°F
43%
August 74°F to 85°F
44%
September 74°F to 85°F
49%
October 76°F to 85°F
51%
November 77°F to 86°F
58%
December 81°F to 86°F
72%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to French Polynesia by cities

Tahiti

Best time to go to Tahiti

The best months to go to Tahiti are may, june, july, august and september.

Bora-Bora

Best time to go to Bora-Bora

The best months to go to Bora-Bora are july, august, september and october.

Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands)

Best time to go to Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands)

The best months to go to Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands) are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Moorea

Best time to go to Moorea

The best months to go to Moorea are may, june, july, august, september and october.

Rangiroa

Best time to go to Rangiroa

The best months to go to Rangiroa are august, september and october.

Rikitea

Best time to go to Rikitea

The best months to go to Rikitea are march, april, may, june, july, august, september and october.


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Climate and Weather in French Polynesia

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Temperatures and rainfall in French Polynesia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of French Polynesia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands), Moorea and Rangiroa, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in French Polynesia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Tahiti88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F81°F83°F83°F85°F86°F
Bora-Bora88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F
Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands)88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F85°F86°F86°F88°F88°F
Moorea88°F88°F88°F90°F88°F86°F86°F83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F
Rangiroa88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F85°F85°F85°F88°F88°F
Rikitea85°F86°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F76°F76°F76°F79°F83°F
Tubuai85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F79°F76°F76°F76°F79°F83°F
Ahe88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F
Fakarava88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F88°F86°F83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F
Fatu Hiva88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F85°F86°F86°F88°F88°F
Huahine88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F
Makatea88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F85°F85°F85°F88°F88°F
Manihi88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F
Maupiti88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F
Nuku Hiva88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F
Raiatea88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F
Raivavae85°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F79°F76°F76°F77°F79°F83°F
Rimatara85°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F79°F76°F76°F77°F79°F83°F
Rurutu85°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F79°F76°F76°F77°F79°F83°F
Tahaa88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F

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Is this weather information for French Polynesia reliable?

Climate data for French Polynesia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for French Polynesia allows us to determine the average for each month in Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands), Moorea, Rangiroa, Rikitea, Tubuai, Ahe, and 16 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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