The best times to visit French Polynesia for ideal weather are

June 18th to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in French Polynesia

Temperature

Average temperatures in French Polynesia vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 13th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit French Polynesia, the hottest months are February, March, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid February where highs are regularly around 86.3°F (30.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.8°F (24.3°C) at night.

French Polynesia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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French Polynesia Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

French Polynesia Perceived Temperature (F)

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French Polynesia Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average French Polynesia Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 84.9 79.6 74.8
Feb 85.9 80.4 75.6
Mar 85.8 80.3 75.5
Apr 84.9 79.5 74.9
May 83 77.7 73.3
Jun 81.1 76.1 71.8
Jul 79.8 74.8 70.4
Aug 79.5 74.4 69.9
Sep 80.3 75 70.6
Oct 81.4 75.9 71.3
Nov 83.2 77.8 73.2
Dec 84.2 78.9 74.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.4 26.4 23.8
Feb 29.9 26.9 24.2
Mar 29.9 26.8 24.2
Apr 29.4 26.4 23.8
May 28.3 25.4 22.9
Jun 27.3 24.5 22.1
Jul 26.6 23.8 21.3
Aug 26.4 23.6 21.1
Sep 26.8 23.9 21.4
Oct 27.4 24.4 21.8
Nov 28.4 25.4 22.9
Dec 29 26.1 23.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in French Polynesia are September, August, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in French Polynesia? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in French Polynesia.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in French Polynesia (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 37% 0 8.2
Feb 30% 0 5.3
Mar 27% 0 5.8
Apr 25% 0 5
May 25% 0 5.1
Jun 25% 0 4.4
Jul 21% 0 3.7
Aug 21% 0 3.8
Sep 21% 0 3.3
Oct 23% 0 4.9
Nov 24% 0 4.7
Dec 30% 0 6.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 37 0 20.8
Feb 30 0 13.5
Mar 27 0 14.7
Apr 25 0 12.7
May 25 0 13
Jun 25 0 11.2
Jul 21 0 9.4
Aug 21 0 9.7
Sep 21 0 8.4
Oct 23 0 12.4
Nov 24 0 11.9
Dec 30 0 17.5

 

Humidity and Wind

French Polynesia has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (69.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (72.5%).

Wind in French Polynesia is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by July and August. September’s average wind speed of around 9.1 knots (10.4 MPH or 16.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in French Polynesia.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.3 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Feb 8.1 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Mar 7.9 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Apr 7.6 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
May 7.6 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jun 8.3 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jul 8.8 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Aug 8.6 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Sep 9.1 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Oct 8.5 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Nov 8 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Dec 8 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.5%
Feb 72.1%
Mar 72.1%
Apr 71.5%
May 72.2%
Jun 71.5%
Jul 69.9%
Aug 69.3%
Sep 69.5%
Oct 70.4%
Nov 71.5%
Dec 72.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to French Polynesia?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for French Polynesia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in French Polynesia is January, followed by February and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit French Polynesia in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 53.8 in October means 53.8% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall French Polynesia Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 82.2°F (27.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in French Polynesia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 79.9°F (26.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in French Polynesia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 83.8°F (28.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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