Tahiti and Moorea weather by month

The daytime and evening temperatures in Tahiti, as well as throughout French Polynesia, are incredibly stable from month to month. You’ll observe on the temperature chart below that each day of the year is almost identical to each other day. Moorea Island is only 9 miles (17 km) away, so the climate and weather are basically identical, and there are better Moorea overwater bungalow resorts to consider as well.

Better yet, these averages are so reliable in the tropics that there is honestly little point in checking the forecast in the days before your trip. The record highs ever recorded are only a tiny bit above the average, and it’s the same story with the record lows.

For helpful climate information see below the temperature chart

Tahiti monthly temperature averages and rainfall

January

  • High: 86°F/32°C
  • Low: 73°F/22°C
  • Rain: 9.9″/252mm

February

  • High: 86°F/32°C
  • Low: 73°F/22°C
  • Rain: 9.6″/244mm

March

  • High: 90°F/32°C
  • Low: 72°F/22°C
  • Rain: 16.9″/429mm

April

  • High: 90°F/32°C
  • Low: 72°F/22°C
  • Rain: 5.6″/142mm

May

  • High: 88°F/31°C
  • Low: 70°F/21°C
  • Rain: 4.0″/102mm

June

  • High: 86°F/30°C
  • Low: 70°F/21°C
  • Rain: 3.0″/76mm

July

  • High: 86°F/30°C
  • Low: 68°F/20°C
  • Rain: 2.1″/53mm

August

  • High: 86°F/30°C
  • Low: 68°F/20°C
  • Rain: 1.7″/43mm

September

  • High: 86°F/30°C
  • Low: 70°F/21°C
  • Rain: 2.1″/53mm

October

  • High: 88°F/31°C
  • Low: 70°F/21°C
  • Rain: 3.5″/89mm

November

  • High: 88°F/31°C
  • Low: 70°F/21°C
  • Rain: 5.9″/150mm

December

  • High: 88°F/31°C
  • Low: 70°F/21°C
  • Rain: 9.8″/249mm

Dry season and wet season

As with everywhere else in the tropics, there are two seasons rather than four. The “wet season” in Tahiti lasts roughly from November through April, with the single wettest month being March. The “dry season” runs from May through October, with the dryest month being August.

You’ll also notice on the chart below that there’s still some predictable rain during the “dry season” so it’s never far away.

Cloudbursts rather than drizzle

While the rainfall totals for the wet season months might look pretty serious, in reality it’s rarely a problem at all. Just as with elsewhere in the tropics, rainfall in Tahiti tends to come in severe cloudbursts that usually last only 30 minutes or so. This often happens in the late afternoon, sometimes daily, but it also happens in the early morning darkness as well.

Even during the wet season it’s usually sunny most of the time. Then you’ll see clouds rolling in quickly, and it’ll pour like crazy for a short time. An hour later it’s often sunny again, though there are some periods when the gray does persist longer as well.

Humidity

Humidity tends to be rather high all year, with discomfort peaking from January through March, but honestly there’s little difference from one month to the next, and it’s still quite humid in dry season.

Winds

The “trade winds” are also present every day of the year, and tend to be more prominent in the afternoon than in the morning. Fortunately, these winds tend to be very pleasant and cooling, so you’ll likely feel the temperatures to be perfect for an island paradise as long as you are outdoors.

Most restaurants and bars in the South Pacific are outdoors and shaded, so very few people complain about the weather at all. Any indoor restaurant at any of the Tahiti overwater bungalow resorts will be air conditioned as well.

Climate source: BBC Weather

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