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.
Reunion Travel Guide
Weather in Reunion
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)
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 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.
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 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.
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||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|
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
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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