The best times to visit Reunion for ideal weather are
May 28th to November 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Reunion Travel Guide
Weather in Reunion
Average temperatures in Reunion vary very little and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 38 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Reunion, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 87.3°F (30.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.2°F (24.6°C) at night.
Reunion Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Reunion 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.
Reunion Perceived Temperature (F)
Reunion Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Reunion 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 precipitation in Reunion are March, February, and then January. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are only 0.7 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 2.3 days with significant precipitation the week of January 29th.
When can you find snow in Reunion? 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 Reunion.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Reunion (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
Reunion has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is September (58.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (68.6%).
Wind in Reunion is usually stronger than usual. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 11.8 knots (13.6 MPH or 21.9 KPH) is considered “moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 19.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Reunion.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||10.1||a gentle breeze||16.3||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||10.5||a gentle breeze||16.6||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||10.1||a gentle breeze||16.3||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||9.8||a gentle breeze||16||a moderate breeze|
|May||9.7||a gentle breeze||15.6||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||10.3||a gentle breeze||16.7||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||11.4||a moderate breeze||18.1||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||11.8||a moderate breeze||18.5||a fresh breeze|
|Sep||11.6||a moderate breeze||18.1||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||10.9||a gentle breeze||16.9||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||9.5||a gentle breeze||15.1||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||10.2||a gentle breeze||16||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Reunion?
As of 5/2/2017 there are travel warnings for Reunion; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
Overall Reunion Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 80.7°F (27.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. Fall is slow/unreported 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 about 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Reunion, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 84.8°F (29.3°C) and 78.5°F (25.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Reunion to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 85.4°F (29.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.