The best times to visit Reunion for ideal weather are

May 14th to October 28th

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

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Weather in Reunion

Temperature

Average temperatures in Reunion vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 51st 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 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)

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Reunion 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.

Reunion Perceived Temperature (F)

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Reunion Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 86.9 81.6 75.7
Feb 86.9 81.8 76
Mar 86 80.5 74.2
Apr 84.8 79.2 72.7
May 82.2 76.1 69.4
Jun 79.3 73.4 66.8
Jul 77.7 71.6 65.2
Aug 77.8 71.8 65
Sep 79 73.2 66.4
Oct 81.1 75.5 69.3
Nov 83.6 78.2 72.4
Dec 86.2 80.6 74.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.5 27.6 24.3
Feb 30.5 27.7 24.4
Mar 30 26.9 23.4
Apr 29.3 26.2 22.6
May 27.9 24.5 20.8
Jun 26.3 23 19.3
Jul 25.4 22 18.4
Aug 25.4 22.1 18.3
Sep 26.1 22.9 19.1
Oct 27.3 24.2 20.7
Nov 28.7 25.7 22.4
Dec 30.1 27 23.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Reunion are November, October, 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 to late November. For example, on the week of November 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Reunion.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Reunion (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 20% 0 6.5
Feb 19% 0 5.2
Mar 19% 0 5.8
Apr 14% 0 2.3
May 12% 0 2.3
Jun 10% 0 1.8
Jul 10% 0 1.1
Aug 9% 0 1.1
Sep 9% 0 1.1
Oct 8% 0 0.9
Nov 6% 0 1.1
Dec 11% 0 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 16.5
Feb 19 0 13.2
Mar 19 0 14.7
Apr 14 0 5.8
May 12 0 5.8
Jun 10 0 4.6
Jul 10 0 2.8
Aug 9 0 2.8
Sep 9 0 2.8
Oct 8 0 2.3
Nov 6 0 2.8
Dec 11 0 4.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Reunion has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is September (58.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (68.6%).

Wind in Reunion is usually moderate. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 11.8 knots (13.6 MPH or 21.8 KPH) is considered “a 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.

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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 10.1 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Feb 10.5 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Mar 10.1 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Apr 9.8 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
May 9.7 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Jun 10.3 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Jul 11.4 Significant breeze 18.1 Significant breeze
Aug 11.8 Significant breeze 18.5 Strong breeze
Sep 11.6 Significant breeze 18.1 Significant breeze
Oct 10.9 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Nov 9.5 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Dec 10.2 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.4%
Feb 68.6%
Mar 66.7%
Apr 65.4%
May 63.1%
Jun 60.6%
Jul 59.9%
Aug 59.2%
Sep 58.1%
Oct 60.5%
Nov 61%
Dec 62.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Reunion?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 there are travel warnings for France; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Reunion is November, followed by January 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 Reunion in June. 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 73 in June means 73% of the tourists vs. November.


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 4 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

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 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Reunion, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than 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 normal amount: 2 to 3 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 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 fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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