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When is the best time to visit French Polynesia?

The best time to visit French Polynesia (Papeete, Tahiti) is April, July, August, September and October based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in January in French Polynesia (Papeete, Tahiti)26
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in March in French Polynesia (Papeete, Tahiti)26
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The weather guide for French Polynesia (Papeete, Tahiti) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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French Polynesia weather overview

French Polynesia comprises the Society Islands (which include Tahiti and the capital Papeete), Tuamotu and the Gambier Islands, the Tubuai chain and the Marquesas Islands. There are two main seasons in these tropical islands: the weather is hot, sticky and wet from November to April while slightly cooler and much drier conditions prevail between May and October.

Conditions are kept bearable by strong sea breezes but these can make evenings chilly.

What to pack for French Polynesia weather

Take a warm wrap to supplement light clothes worn during the hot days. Pack a light raincoat if you are travelling during the rainy season.

Which is the hottest month in French Polynesia?

The hottest time of year in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia is normally March. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 26°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in French Polynesia?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia with 295mm on average. There are normally 17 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in French Polynesia?

The sunniest time of year in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 70% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in French Polynesia?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia in March when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

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