French Polynesia holiday weather

Check French Polynesia weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in French Polynesia is expected to be 31°C, while the average maximum temperature in December is 26°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Papeete, Tahiti.

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French Polynesia weather averages

Check French Polynesia weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in French Polynesia are January, February, March, April and December with an average maximum temperature of 26°C. The sunniest months are April, July, August, September and October with on average 8 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is August with 4 days. The sea is at its warmest in French Polynesia in February, March and April with an average sea temperature of 29°C. The French Polynesia weather averages shown below are for Papeete, Tahiti.

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French Polynesia weather today

Here is the weather in French Polynesia today, Friday 15th December 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in French Polynesia with a maximum temperature of 31°C, moderate levels of heat & humidity and no hours of bright sunshine. There are 5-10 mm of rainfall expected with 83% chance of some rain and a moderate breeze of 28 kph from the north. The weather forecast shown below is for Papeete, Tahiti.

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    °C minimum temperature
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    moderate heat & humidity
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    kph wind from N

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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.

Tropical storm risk: French Polynesia cyclone season

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The French Polynesia tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season for Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.

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French Polynesia holiday weather averages by month

Check French Polynesia holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare French Polynesia weather with the USA

Below the French Polynesia weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for French Polynesia (Papeete, Tahiti) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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