Time is precious to all, and making a decision on when to visit your dream holiday location holds the key for whether you will endure good or bad weather. Climates outside of Europe and North America don’t play by the same rules – some areas of the world, such as Australia only have two seasons at most! Fiji is becoming one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the South Pacific, but information on when to visit is limited and not always reliable. In this article we explore the most appropriate times to book a trip to Fiji and the wonders that await you upon arrival.
Fiji Weather Months Vary
Remember that as Fiji is in the southern hemisphere, so their weather calendar allows for cooler winter months to run from May to September. Winter isn’t quite the same as back home, as temperatures during this period are still warm enough for holidaymakers to bath on the beaches and swim in the ocean.
Fiji Weather in Summer
In summer, which is technically November to March and the temperatures on the western side, in the likes of Nadi, Mamanucas, Yasawas, can remain a consistent 30-36°C almost every day. The temperature is known to fall to perhaps 26-27°C overnight, as a word of warning. Over to the eastern side of Fiji towards Suva it can be a degree or two lower, but expect higher humidity and more rainfall during the evenings.
Fiji Weather in Winter
The recognised winter season in Fiji is May to September. Holidaymakers on the western side of the main island will be greeted with temperatures of around 24-28°C during the day, which cools only slightly to around 19-22°C overnight. Its safe to say that the western side is often a touch warmer during these winter months.
Fiji Rainy Season
The South Pacific wouldn’t be the same without its tropical climate and that means rainfall cane approach unexpectedly. Heavy showers come and go in bursts, with the onset of thunder and lightning a possibility when conditions worsen, especially after a long, dry run of humid temperature. The upside to staying in Fiji when the rains come is that many other tourists are put off by wet weather and that you can find yourself with more space and time to check out eh local eating spots and even take sheltered guided tours.
There is no bad time to visit Fiji as each month has something to offer for first time and returning visitors. Beachside resorts are becoming a more popular fixture with many types of luxury villa resort in Fiji now fully prepared for the possibilities of weather change. The added bonus of staying in a private resort is that food and drink, as well as entertainment is catered for, at all times. If choosing a one of the many inland or coastal holiday spots in Fiji, always remember to check out the website of the resort to ensure they have the facilities that will make your stay memorable and leaving a lasting impression.