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Tahiti weather in January (French Polynesia)

Planning a trip to Tahiti in January? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

Temperatures

In January, Tahiti generally has high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 28°C, while night temperatures can drop to 25°C.

Precipitation

Tahiti in January falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 252 mm for the month. Typically around 11 days of rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 216 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days June, July, August and September typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, December tends to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Tahiti climate page with graphs.

 

Tahiti, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 25°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 28°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 28°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 38%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 252 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 11 days  
HumidityHumidity 77%  
SunshineSunshine 216 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in French Polynesia in January

Find out more about the weather in French Polynesia and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. With a water temperature of around 28°C this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
8/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
7/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Interested in more climate information?

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