The best times to visit Vanuatu for ideal weather are

August 20th to September 9th

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

 

 


Other Vanuatu Travel Info

Weather in Vanuatu

Temperature

Average temperatures in Vanuatu vary very little. 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 Vanuatu, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 87.5°F (30.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75°F (23.9°C) at night.

Vanuatu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Vanuatu 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.

Vanuatu Perceived Temperature (F)

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Vanuatu Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Vanuatu 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 86.8 81.3 74.7
Feb 87.3 81.6 74.8
Mar 86.6 81 74.7
Apr 85.8 80 73.6
May 83.6 78.2 71.9
Jun 82.5 77.4 71.2
Jul 81.2 76 69.8
Aug 81.6 76.1 69.5
Sep 82.9 77.2 70.2
Oct 83.6 78 71.2
Nov 85 79.4 72.6
Dec 86.7 80.9 73.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.4 27.4 23.7
Feb 30.7 27.6 23.8
Mar 30.3 27.2 23.7
Apr 29.9 26.7 23.1
May 28.7 25.7 22.2
Jun 28.1 25.2 21.8
Jul 27.3 24.4 21
Aug 27.6 24.5 20.8
Sep 28.3 25.1 21.2
Oct 28.7 25.6 21.8
Nov 29.4 26.3 22.6
Dec 30.4 27.2 23.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Vanuatu are September, August, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Vanuatu? 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 Vanuatu.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Vanuatu (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 35% 0 9.8
Feb 37% 0 8.4
Mar 38% 0 10.7
Apr 37% 0 9.6
May 28% 0 8.2
Jun 25% 0 5.8
Jul 22% 0 4.7
Aug 18% 0 3.5
Sep 18% 0 4
Oct 22% 0 6.3
Nov 26% 0 6.5
Dec 31% 0 7.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 35 0 24.9
Feb 37 0 21.3
Mar 38 0 27.2
Apr 37 0 24.4
May 28 0 20.8
Jun 25 0 14.7
Jul 22 0 11.9
Aug 18 0 8.9
Sep 18 0 10.2
Oct 22 0 16
Nov 26 0 16.5
Dec 31 0 18.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Vanuatu has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (75.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (82.5%).

Wind in Vanuatu is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by August and July. October’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11.2 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 11.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.4 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.4 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.6 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.9 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 6 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.5 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.3 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 80.1%
Feb 80.8%
Mar 82.5%
Apr 81.9%
May 78.4%
Jun 79.4%
Jul 76.8%
Aug 75.7%
Sep 75.9%
Oct 76%
Nov 77.2%
Dec 78.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Vanuatu?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Vanuatu; 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 Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu 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 very reliable. 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 Vanuatu Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 82.7°F (28.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 12 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Vanuatu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 82.6°F (28.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 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 Vanuatu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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