Vanuatu weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Vanuatu.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Vanuatu. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Vanuatu (Efate) 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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Vanuatu weather overview

Vanuatu consists of a chain of islands in the south-west Pacific running more or less north to south, wedged between Fiji and New Caledonia. All the islands are densely forested, lush, mountainous - and volcanic. Indeed, Vanuatu has more active volcanoes than any other country in the region. It also has the dubious distinction of being the region's most hurricane-prone country; these are most likely to occur between January and April and can be ferocious.

Nervous travellers should keep to the southernmost islands, where the climate is subtropical and less prone to rain and hurricanes than the tropical north. The rainy season is from November to April but a hot, rainy climate prevails year-round. Best time to visit is between May and October, when conditions are coolest and driest.

What to pack for Vanuatu weather

Take light clothing and rainwear whenever you go. The southern islands can be considerably cooler between June and September, so take a wrap.

Which is the hottest month in Vanuatu?

The hottest time of year in Efate, Vanuatu is normally February. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 30°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Vanuatu?

In terms of rainfall, March is usually the wettest month in Efate, Vanuatu with 365mm on average. There are normally 21 days in March with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Vanuatu?

The sunniest time of year in Efate, Vanuatu is normally October with bright sunshine on average for 61% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Vanuatu?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Efate, Vanuatu in February when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

What is the time difference between Vanuatu and the UK?

The time difference between Vanuatu and the UK is GMT+11 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Vanuatu?

The main languages spoken in Vanuatu are Bislama, English and French.

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What is the currency in Vanuatu?

The currency in Vanuatu is the Vanuatu Vatu (VUV).

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Which plugs are used in Vanuatu?

Vanuatu uses electrical plug type I (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Vanuatu?

They drive on the right side of the road in Vanuatu.

Compare Vanuatu weather with the USA

Below the Vanuatu weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Vanuatu (Efate) and the USA (Washington).

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