The best times to visit Saipan for ideal weather are
late February and early March
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Saipan Travel Guide
Other Saipan Travel Info
Weather in Saipan
Average temperatures in Saipan vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the bottom 1 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 Saipan, the hottest months are June, May, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid June where highs are regularly around 88.7°F (31.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.7°F (25.9°C) at night.
Saipan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Saipan 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.
Saipan Perceived Temperature (F)
Saipan Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Saipan 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 Saipan are March, April, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late September with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.
When can you find snow in Saipan? 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 Saipan.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Saipan (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
Saipan has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (71% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (79.9%).
Wind in Saipan is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by January and December. March’s average wind speed of around 11.9 knots (13.8 MPH or 22.1 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 early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 18.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Saipan.
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||11.9||Significant breeze||17.5||Strong breeze|
|Feb||11.4||Significant breeze||16.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||11.9||Significant breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|Apr||11||Significant breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|May||9.3||Gentle breeze||14.5||Strong breeze|
|Jun||8.7||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.3||Strong breeze|
|Aug||6.4||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.9||Light breeze||13.3||Strong breeze|
|Oct||8.6||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||11.4||Significant breeze||16.5||Strong breeze|
|Dec||11.6||Significant breeze||16.6||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Saipan?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the Northern Marianas; 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 Oct 06, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Saipan, the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is July, followed by December 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 Saipan in October. 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 Saipan Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 13 to 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Saipan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 86.1°F (30.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 17 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Saipan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.
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