The best times to visit Mangareva for ideal weather are

April 30th to November 18th

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

 

 


Other Mangareva Travel Info

Weather in Mangareva

Temperature

Average temperatures in Mangareva vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Mangareva, 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 83.9°F (28.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.5°F (23.6°C) at night.

Mangareva Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Mangareva 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.

Mangareva Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mangareva Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Mangareva 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 82.7 77.3 72.9
Feb 83.4 78 73.7
Mar 83.1 77.8 73.8
Apr 81.1 76.1 72.6
May 78.4 73.8 70.1
Jun 76.1 71.7 68.4
Jul 74.7 70.1 66.7
Aug 74.5 69.5 65.8
Sep 75.3 70 66.3
Oct 76.4 71.3 67.5
Nov 79 73.6 69.7
Dec 81.1 75.9 71.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.2 25.2 22.7
Feb 28.6 25.6 23.2
Mar 28.4 25.4 23.2
Apr 27.3 24.5 22.6
May 25.8 23.2 21.2
Jun 24.5 22.1 20.2
Jul 23.7 21.2 19.3
Aug 23.6 20.8 18.8
Sep 24.1 21.1 19.1
Oct 24.7 21.8 19.7
Nov 26.1 23.1 20.9
Dec 27.3 24.4 22.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mangareva are April, September, 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 mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Mangareva? 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 Mangareva.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mangareva (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 32% 0 5.7
Mar 28% 0 5.2
Apr 24% 0 5.4
May 29% 0 6.2
Jun 26% 0 5.2
Jul 29% 0 4.6
Aug 25% 0 4.9
Sep 24% 0 4.4
Oct 28% 0 5.4
Nov 26% 0 6.3
Dec 27% 0 5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 37 0 20.8
Feb 32 0 14.5
Mar 28 0 13.2
Apr 24 0 13.7
May 29 0 15.7
Jun 26 0 13.2
Jul 29 0 11.7
Aug 25 0 12.4
Sep 24 0 11.2
Oct 28 0 13.7
Nov 26 0 16
Dec 27 0 12.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Mangareva has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (73.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (76.4%).

Wind in Mangareva is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and September. July’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 11 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 June where average top sustained speeds reach 10.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 4.3 Light breeze 6.7 Light breeze
Feb 4.5 Light breeze 7.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.3 Light breeze 6.8 Light breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
May 5.1 Light breeze 8 Light breeze
Jun 5.7 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 8.8 Light breeze
Aug 5.4 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.6 Light breeze 8.1 Light breeze
Oct 5.5 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.3 Light breeze 7.9 Light breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 7.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 75.2%
Feb 74.9%
Mar 74.5%
Apr 73.3%
May 75.7%
Jun 75.8%
Jul 73.9%
Aug 74.1%
Sep 75%
Oct 76.4%
Nov 76.4%
Dec 76.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Mangareva?

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 Mangareva, 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 Mangareva 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 Mangareva Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 76.6°F (24.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 9 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 moderate precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Mangareva, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 80°F (26.7°C) and 74.2°F (23.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 9 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 Mangareva to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.9°F (28.8°C) and 80.3°F (26.8°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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