Country guides Australasia
Climate in Tahiti and French Polynesia
French Polynesia enjoys tropical, warm, and humid weather all year round, averaging eight hours of sunshine per day. The islands experience a rainy season, generally between late October and early March, when cloudy skies and brief heavy rain showers can occur. During the rest of the year, rain is rare and temperatures are constantly high, tempered sometimes by refreshing breezes. The water temperature ranges from 79°F to 84°F (26°C to 29°C), making for extremely pleasant bathing all year round. The most popular time to visit is between May and the end of October, when temperatures are a bit milder and there is less rain, but outside of this peak season the comparative emptiness of the resorts and corresponding special prices compensate for the hotter weather.