The best times to visit Papeete for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 2nd

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

 

 


Other Papeete Travel Info

Weather in Papeete

Temperature

Average temperatures in Papeete vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 14th 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 Papeete, the hottest months are February, March, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late March where highs are regularly around 89.1°F (31.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.4°F (24.7°C) at night.

Papeete Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Papeete 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.

Papeete Perceived Temperature (F)

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Papeete Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Papeete 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan87.781.375.5
Feb88.481.976.1
Mar88.581.875.9
Apr88.781.775.8
May87.180.274.3
Jun85.878.772.7
Jul84.777.771.4
Aug84.377.471
Sep84.978.372
Oct85.57972.8
Nov8780.774.7
Dec87.681.475.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan30.927.424.2
Feb31.327.724.5
Mar31.427.724.4
Apr31.527.624.3
May30.626.823.5
Jun29.925.922.6
Jul29.325.421.9
Aug29.125.221.7
Sep29.425.722.2
Oct29.726.122.7
Nov30.627.123.7
Dec30.927.424.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Papeete are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late July. For example, on the week of July 23rd there are no days 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 Papeete? 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 Papeete.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan42%012.2
Feb30%07.1
Mar24%07.2
Apr17%02.6
May19%02.7
Jun11%01.6
Jul7%01.3
Aug9%01
Sep12%02.4
Oct20%04.2
Nov18%04.8
Dec33%08.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan42031
Feb30018
Mar24018.3
Apr1706.6
May1906.9
Jun1104.1
Jul703.3
Aug902.5
Sep1206.1
Oct20010.7
Nov18012.2
Dec33021.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Papeete has some humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (64.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (68%).

Wind in Papeete is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and August. January’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.5 MPH or 12 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 mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.5Light breeze14.8Significant breeze
Feb5.7Light breeze13.5Significant breeze
Mar5.6Light breeze13.2Significant breeze
Apr5Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
May5Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
Jun5.4Light breeze12.4Significant breeze
Jul5.3Light breeze12.4Significant breeze
Aug5.9Light breeze13.4Significant breeze
Sep5.7Light breeze13.2Significant breeze
Oct5.7Light breeze13.2Significant breeze
Nov5.6Light breeze12.9Significant breeze
Dec6.2Light breeze14.3Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan68%
Feb67.7%
Mar67.2%
Apr67.1%
May68%
Jun66.4%
Jul65.9%
Aug64.6%
Sep64.8%
Oct65.7%
Nov66.6%
Dec67.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Papeete?

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 Papeete, 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 Papeete 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 Papeete Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Papeete, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 84.5°F (29.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 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 Papeete to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 87.4°F (30.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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