Fiji climate guide

Temperature in Fiji (°F)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
86°F maximum daytime temperature in January in Fiji (Suva)86
86°F maximum daytime temperature in February in Fiji (Suva)86
86°F maximum daytime temperature in March in Fiji (Suva)86
84°F maximum daytime temperature in April in Fiji (Suva)84
82°F maximum daytime temperature in May in Fiji (Suva)82
81°F maximum daytime temperature in June in Fiji (Suva)81
79°F maximum daytime temperature in July in Fiji (Suva)79
79°F maximum daytime temperature in August in Fiji (Suva)79
81°F maximum daytime temperature in September in Fiji (Suva)81
81°F maximum daytime temperature in October in Fiji (Suva)81
84°F maximum daytime temperature in November in Fiji (Suva)84
84°F maximum daytime temperature in December in Fiji (Suva)84
Min temperature (night-time)
73°F minimum night-time temperature in January in Fiji (Suva)73
73°F minimum night-time temperature in February in Fiji (Suva)73
73°F minimum night-time temperature in March in Fiji (Suva)73
72°F minimum night-time temperature in April in Fiji (Suva)72
70°F minimum night-time temperature in May in Fiji (Suva)70
68°F minimum night-time temperature in June in Fiji (Suva)68
66°F minimum night-time temperature in July in Fiji (Suva)66
66°F minimum night-time temperature in August in Fiji (Suva)66
68°F minimum night-time temperature in September in Fiji (Suva)68
70°F minimum night-time temperature in October in Fiji (Suva)70
70°F minimum night-time temperature in November in Fiji (Suva)70
72°F minimum night-time temperature in December in Fiji (Suva)72
Sea temperature
82°F sea temperature in January in Fiji (Suva)82
82°F sea temperature in February in Fiji (Suva)82
82°F sea temperature in March in Fiji (Suva)82
82°F sea temperature in April in Fiji (Suva)82
81°F sea temperature in May in Fiji (Suva)81
79°F sea temperature in June in Fiji (Suva)79
77°F sea temperature in July in Fiji (Suva)77
77°F sea temperature in August in Fiji (Suva)77
77°F sea temperature in September in Fiji (Suva)77
79°F sea temperature in October in Fiji (Suva)79
79°F sea temperature in November in Fiji (Suva)79
81°F sea temperature in December in Fiji (Suva)81

Sunshine & Daylight in Fiji

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
13 hours of daylight per day in January in Fiji (Suva)13
13 hours of daylight per day in February in Fiji (Suva)13
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Fiji (Suva)12
12 hours of daylight per day in April in Fiji (Suva)12
11 hours of daylight per day in May in Fiji (Suva)11
11 hours of daylight per day in June in Fiji (Suva)11
11 hours of daylight per day in July in Fiji (Suva)11
12 hours of daylight per day in August in Fiji (Suva)12
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Fiji (Suva)12
13 hours of daylight per day in October in Fiji (Suva)13
13 hours of daylight per day in November in Fiji (Suva)13
13 hours of daylight per day in December in Fiji (Suva)13

Rainfall in Fiji

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
18 days with some rainfall in January in Fiji (Suva)18
19 days with some rainfall in February in Fiji (Suva)19
22 days with some rainfall in March in Fiji (Suva)22
20 days with some rainfall in April in Fiji (Suva)20
19 days with some rainfall in May in Fiji (Suva)19
18 days with some rainfall in June in Fiji (Suva)18
19 days with some rainfall in July in Fiji (Suva)19
19 days with some rainfall in August in Fiji (Suva)19
17 days with some rainfall in September in Fiji (Suva)17
17 days with some rainfall in October in Fiji (Suva)17
17 days with some rainfall in November in Fiji (Suva)17
17 days with some rainfall in December in Fiji (Suva)17
Average monthly rainfall (inches)
12.1 inches monthly rainfall in January in Fiji (Suva)12.1
11.5 inches monthly rainfall in February in Fiji (Suva)11.5
14.0 inches monthly rainfall in March in Fiji (Suva)14.0
11.3 inches monthly rainfall in April in Fiji (Suva)11.3
5.6 inches monthly rainfall in May in Fiji (Suva)5.6
4.4 inches monthly rainfall in June in Fiji (Suva)4.4
3.4 inches monthly rainfall in July in Fiji (Suva)3.4
4.1 inches monthly rainfall in August in Fiji (Suva)4.1
4.8 inches monthly rainfall in September in Fiji (Suva)4.8
6.0 inches monthly rainfall in October in Fiji (Suva)6.0
7.1 inches monthly rainfall in November in Fiji (Suva)7.1
8.9 inches monthly rainfall in December in Fiji (Suva)8.9

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UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Fiji (Suva)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in February in Fiji (Suva)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in March in Fiji (Suva)11
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in April in Fiji (Suva)11
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in May in Fiji (Suva)8
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in June in Fiji (Suva)7
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in July in Fiji (Suva)7
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in August in Fiji (Suva)9
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in September in Fiji (Suva)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in October in Fiji (Suva)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in November in Fiji (Suva)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in December in Fiji (Suva)11
Heat & Humidity
High heat & humidity in January in Fiji (Suva)H
Very high heat & humidity in February in Fiji (Suva)VH
High heat & humidity in March in Fiji (Suva)H
High heat & humidity in April in Fiji (Suva)H
Moderate heat & humidity in May in Fiji (Suva)M
Low heat & humidity in June in Fiji (Suva)L
Low heat & humidity in July in Fiji (Suva)L
Low heat & humidity in August in Fiji (Suva)L
Low heat & humidity in September in Fiji (Suva)L
Moderate heat & humidity in October in Fiji (Suva)M
Moderate heat & humidity in November in Fiji (Suva)M
High heat & humidity in December in Fiji (Suva)H

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Fiji, represented by Suva, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Fiji climate overview

Fiji is an archipelago of over 300 islands in the south-west Pacific about 1,200 miles north of New Zealand. It lies within the tropics at approximately the same latitude as Cairns in Queensland and has a tropical climate with rainfall in all months of the year.

Indigenous Fijians make up just over half of the population, the remainder are mainly descendants of Indians who came over in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century to work on the sugar plantations.

Many of the smaller islands of Fiji are coral atolls, less than half of which are inhabited, but the two main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are volcanic in origin and make up about 90% of the land area of the whole country.

The interiors of both these larger islands are mountainous and densely forested while the valleys and coastal plains are all heavily cultivated, mostly with sugarcane. In coastal areas plantations of coconut palms are common.

The number of good beaches on both Viti Levu and Vanua Levu is limited by the many reefs and mangroves that line the coasts. However on the smaller islands, particularly Mamanuca and Yasawa to the west of Viti Levu, and Rotuma, nearly 600 kilometres (370 miles) to the north, there are plenty of spectacular white sandy beaches.

The climate of Fiji is typically tropical with fairly constant temperatures year-round. The Southern Hemisphere summer, which runs from November to March, is when Fiji receives most of its rainfall. Rain generally blows in from the south east on the trade winds, and falls most heavily on the windward side of the larger islands.

The capital Suva, on the east of Viti Levu, receives annually almost twice the amount of rainfall as Lautoka where the main airport is located in the west. The northern and western shores of these larger islands also receive more sunshine than the south east, particularly between May and October when there can be significantly more sunshine in the west.

Overall the wettest month is usually March and the driest month is almost always July. Daytime temperatures are warm to hot throughout the year peaking in January and February, and heat and humidity is high between December and April.

Fiji lies within the South Pacific cyclone belt, but cyclones are rare, with only about one coming anywhere close to the islands each year. Earthquakes are however fairly common and are accompanied often by landslides and tsunamis.

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