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

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Reunion

    Temperature

    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)

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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 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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 28.6 0 0.21
    Feb 30 0 0.19
    Mar 30 0 0.19
    Apr 22.9 0 0.08
    May 18.6 0 0.07
    Jun 20 0 0.06
    Jul 18.6 0 0.04
    Aug 20 0 0.03
    Sep 18.6 0 0.04
    Oct 17.1 0 0.03
    Nov 12.9 0 0.04
    Dec 20 0 0.06

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 28.6 0 0.53
    Feb 30 0 0.48
    Mar 30 0 0.48
    Apr 22.9 0 0.2
    May 18.6 0 0.18
    Jun 20 0 0.15
    Jul 18.6 0 0.1
    Aug 20 0 0.08
    Sep 18.6 0 0.1
    Oct 17.1 0 0.08
    Nov 12.9 0 0.1
    Dec 20 0 0.15

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    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
    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?

    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.