Climate and Average Weather in Fiji
Fiji is a Melanesian country in the South Pacific Ocean. It lies about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand and consists of 332 islands. Approximately 110 islands are inhabited. Fiji has a tropical marine climate and a warm and cooler season.
The differences in temperature between the warm and cool season are still pretty small. During the warm season, the mercury is at or around the tropical value of thirty degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day. In the cooler months it is several degrees cooler. The same goes for the night temperatures. Whereas in the warm months they remain well above 20 degrees Celsius (68° F), the mercury drops in the coolest months to just below 20° C (68°F).
The seawater is always pleasant around Fiji. During the local winter (June - September) the sea water temperature is everywhere at least 25 degrees Celsius (77° F). In summer this can rise to 30°C (86° F) degrees. That means that during the day there is hardly any difference between the air temperature and the sea water temperature.
Luckily the wind can often bring some cooling. Fiji's tropical climate is hugely influenced by the trade winds blowing from the south-east. As a result, the southeast of the islands are wetter and they have considerably more wind. On the western side there is a clearly drier season, which starts in July and lasts until October. This is also the best time to visit Fiji.
The hurricane season in Fiji starts around the end of October and continues until June. The greatest chance of a hurricane is in the months of March and April, when the warmed seawater causes one tropical depression after another over the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Sometimes Fiji has to deal with extremely heavy hurricanes.
Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
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1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.