The best times to visit the Solomon Islands for ideal weather are

early to mid August

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 the Solomon Islands

Temperature

Average temperatures in the Solomon Islands 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 the Solomon Islands, the hottest months are December, January, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 88.7°F (31.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.8°F (24.3°C) at night.

the Solomon Islands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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the Solomon Islands 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.

the Solomon Islands Perceived Temperature (F)

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the Solomon Islands Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average the Solomon Islands 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 87.4 81.5 75.9
Feb 87.5 81.2 75.6
Mar 87.3 80.9 75.5
Apr 87.7 80.9 75.5
May 87.1 80.7 75.5
Jun 86.7 80.4 75
Jul 85.9 79.9 74.7
Aug 86.1 79.7 74.3
Sep 86.7 80.2 74.7
Oct 86.9 80.5 74.8
Nov 87.9 81.4 75.3
Dec 88.3 82 75.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.8 27.5 24.4
Feb 30.8 27.3 24.2
Mar 30.7 27.2 24.2
Apr 30.9 27.2 24.2
May 30.6 27.1 24.2
Jun 30.4 26.9 23.9
Jul 29.9 26.6 23.7
Aug 30.1 26.5 23.5
Sep 30.4 26.8 23.7
Oct 30.5 26.9 23.8
Nov 31.1 27.4 24.1
Dec 31.3 27.8 24.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in the Solomon Islands are November, June, 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 early to mid December. For example, on the week of December 10th there are 2 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in the Solomon Islands? 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 the Solomon Islands.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in the Solomon Islands (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 42% 0 12.1
Feb 44% 0 10.8
Mar 42% 0 11.8
Apr 35% 0 8.8
May 34% 0 7.6
Jun 33% 0 6.8
Jul 37% 0 7.9
Aug 34% 0 6.7
Sep 34% 0 7
Oct 37% 0 8.7
Nov 33% 0 7
Dec 35% 0 9.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 42 0 30.7
Feb 44 0 27.4
Mar 42 0 30
Apr 35 0 22.4
May 34 0 19.3
Jun 33 0 17.3
Jul 37 0 20.1
Aug 34 0 17
Sep 34 0 17.8
Oct 37 0 22.1
Nov 33 0 17.8
Dec 35 0 23.6

 

Humidity and Wind

the Solomon Islands has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (78.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (82.2%).

Wind in the Solomon Islands is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and September. August’s average wind speed of around 3.8 knots (4.4 MPH or 7.1 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in the Solomon Islands.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 2.6 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
May 2.8 Barely noticeable 6.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.1 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Dec 3 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 80.8%
Feb 80.8%
Mar 81.9%
Apr 82.2%
May 82.2%
Jun 81.9%
Jul 81.7%
Aug 80.1%
Sep 80.4%
Oct 80.2%
Nov 79.2%
Dec 78.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to the Solomon Islands?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the Solomon Islands; 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 Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in the Solomon Islands is November, followed by June 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 the Solomon Islands in December. 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 43.2 in December means 43.2% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

Overall the Solomon Islands Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.9°F (31.1°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 11 to 13 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 10 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in the Solomon Islands, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 86.2°F (30.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 11 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 the Solomon Islands to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 86.6°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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