The best times to visit Port Vila for ideal weather are
June 25th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Port Vila Travel Guide
Other Port Vila Travel Info
Weather in Port Vila
Average temperatures in Port Vila 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 11th 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 Port Vila, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 88.5°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.6°F (22.6°C) at night.
Port Vila Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Port Vila Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Port Vila Perceived Temperature (F)
Port Vila Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Port Vila 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Vila are September, August, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.
When can you find snow in Port Vila? 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 Port Vila.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Vila (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Port Vila has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (77.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (84.3%).
Wind in Port Vila is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and August. October’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.4 MPH or 11.9 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 October where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Port Vila.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.5||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.3||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.3||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.6||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.4||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.7||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.3||Light breeze||11.4||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.3||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.1||Light breeze||11.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||6.4||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.1||Light breeze||12||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.8||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Port Vila?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Vanuatu; 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 Port Vila, Vanuatu 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 Port Vila 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
Overall Port Vila Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 82.2°F (27.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 15 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 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Port Vila, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 82.9°F (28.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 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 Port Vila to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 14 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.