When is the best time to go to Tonga?

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

  • In Tonga, the weather is good everywhere in June, July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Nukuʻalofa are April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Nukuʻalofa are January, February, March, April, May and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February and March
  • The cities with the best climate are Nukuʻalofa, Haʻapai islands (Lifuka and Foa) and Tongatapu Island, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Nukuʻalofa are January, February, March, April, May and December


Annual weather in Tonga

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

January 81°F to 85°F
13 to 16 days*
February 81°F to 85°F
12 to 19 days*
March 81°F to 85°F
12 to 15 days*
April 79°F to 85°F
7 to 13 days*
May 77°F to 83°F
5 to 13 days*
June 76°F to 83°F
5 to 10 days*
July 74°F to 81°F
4 to 8 days*
August 72°F to 81°F
4 to 9 days*
September 74°F to 81°F
4 to 9 days*
October 74°F to 83°F
4 to 13 days*
November 76°F to 83°F
4 to 14 days*
December 77°F to 85°F
6 to 18 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Tonga by cities

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Nukuʻalofa

Nukuʻalofa

The best months to go to Nukuʻalofa are april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Haʻapai islands (Lifuka and Foa)

Haʻapai islands (Lifuka and Foa)

The best months to go to Haʻapai islands (Lifuka / Foa) are april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Niuafoʻou (Niuas islands)

Niuafoʻou (Niuas islands)

The best months to go to Niuafoʻou (Niuas islands) are june, july, august and september.



Temperatures and rainfall in Tonga

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Tonga and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Nukuʻalofa, Haʻapai islands (Lifuka and Foa), Niuafoʻou (Niuas islands), Tongatapu Island and Vavaʻu island, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Tonga

Find out when Tonga has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Tonga

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, October and December. The number of visitors to Tonga is high in: June, July, August, September and November.

  • Very low season in Tonga: January, February and March.
  • Low season in Tonga: April, May, October and December.
  • High season in Tonga: August, September and November.
  • Peek season in Tonga: June and July.

Figure: Visitor index for Tonga month by month


Average price for flights to Tonga

A return flight between Auckland and Nukuʻalofa is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 401 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 585 more for your airline ticket to Nukuʻalofa if you go in june.

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Where to go in Tonga?

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.
Nukuʻalofa81°F83°F83°F81°F79°F77°F76°F74°F76°F76°F77°F79°F
Haʻapai islands (Lifuka and Foa)83°F83°F83°F81°F79°F79°F77°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F
Niuafoʻou (Niuas islands)85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F85°F
Tongatapu Island81°F83°F83°F81°F79°F77°F76°F74°F76°F76°F77°F79°F
Vavaʻu island83°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F77°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F

Legend:

good weather

tolerable weather

very bad weather


About Tonga

What can I do in Tonga?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife



Is this weather information for Tonga reliable?

Climate data for Tonga has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Tonga allows us to determine the average for each month in Nukuʻalofa, Haʻapai islands (Lifuka and Foa), Niuafoʻou (Niuas islands), Tongatapu Island and Vavaʻu island.

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

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