The best times to visit Honiara for ideal weather are

May 28th to June 17th

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

 

 


Other Honiara Travel Info

Weather in Honiara

Temperature

Average temperatures in Honiara vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the bottom 1 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 Honiara, the hottest months are December, November, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 90.4°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.4°F (24.1°C) at night.

Honiara Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Honiara 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.

Honiara Perceived Temperature (F)

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Honiara Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Honiara 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 87.8 81.1 75.3
Feb 88.2 81 74.9
Mar 88 80.6 75
Apr 89.1 81.1 75.1
May 88.6 80.8 75.2
Jun 88.4 80.7 74.7
Jul 87.7 79.9 74.2
Aug 87.8 79.7 73.5
Sep 88.5 80.6 74.2
Oct 88.1 80.5 74.5
Nov 89.3 81.5 75
Dec 89.5 81.8 75.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31 27.3 24.1
Feb 31.2 27.2 23.8
Mar 31.1 27 23.9
Apr 31.7 27.3 23.9
May 31.4 27.1 24
Jun 31.3 27.1 23.7
Jul 30.9 26.6 23.4
Aug 31 26.5 23.1
Sep 31.4 27 23.4
Oct 31.2 26.9 23.6
Nov 31.8 27.5 23.9
Dec 31.9 27.7 24.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Honiara are September, June, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid September. For example, on the week of September 10th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Honiara? 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 Honiara.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Honiara (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 47% 0 13.1
Feb 46% 0 11.4
Mar 45% 0 13.5
Apr 34% 0 12.1
May 28% 0 5.4
Jun 19% 0 4.2
Jul 22% 0 4.3
Aug 22% 0 3.1
Sep 19% 0 3.2
Oct 27% 0 4.8
Nov 23% 0 3.6
Dec 32% 0 9.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 47 0 33.3
Feb 46 0 29
Mar 45 0 34.3
Apr 34 0 30.7
May 28 0 13.7
Jun 19 0 10.7
Jul 22 0 10.9
Aug 22 0 7.9
Sep 19 0 8.1
Oct 27 0 12.2
Nov 23 0 9.1
Dec 32 0 24.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Honiara has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (74.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (79.4%).

Wind in Honiara is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by September and April. November’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid September where average top sustained speeds reach 8.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Feb 4.1 Light breeze 7 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.2 Light breeze 7.2 Light breeze
Apr 4.6 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
May 4.4 Light breeze 7.4 Light breeze
Jun 4.5 Light breeze 7.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 7.5 Light breeze
Aug 4.6 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.6 Light breeze 7.8 Light breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 7.6 Light breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.2%
Feb 77.8%
Mar 79.4%
Apr 77.7%
May 78%
Jun 76.2%
Jul 77.1%
Aug 74.6%
Sep 74.7%
Oct 75.5%
Nov 75%
Dec 75.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Honiara?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the Solomon Islands; 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 Honiara, the Solomon Islands is November, followed by June and March. 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 Honiara in December. 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 43.2 in December means 43.2% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

Overall Honiara Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 87.4°F (30.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 14 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Honiara, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 89.6°F (32°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Honiara to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 15 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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