Climate and Average Weather in Wallis & Futuna
Officially part of the French territory, Wallis and Futuna are tropical islands in the South Pacific Ocean known for their beautiful azure waters and beaches. There are two (2) major island groups in the territory, namely the Wallis Islands located northeast, and the Futuna Islands located southwest. Mata-Utu is the territory's capital located in Wallis, while Hihifo is where the territory's airport is located.
The Islands have a unique tropical rainforest climate all year-round where warm areas generally experience a great deal of rainfall. On average, temperatures are around 30° Celsius (86° Fahrenheit) throughout the year. Average annual rainfall ranges between 2,500 and 3,000 millimetres (98 to 118 inches), with most rainfall occurring during the winter months (from October to March).
At any time of the year, expect humidity to be high due to the combination of high temperatures and frequent precipitation on the islands. Heavy showers typically happen in the early morning or late afternoon. In addition, tropical storms and hurricanes can occur from December to the end of May.
For the record, February is the warmest month of the year with a temperature of 31°C (87°F) in Mata-Utu and 28°C (82°F) in Hihifo. Meanwhile, the wettest month of the year is January with rainfall reaching as heavy as 378mm (15inch) in Mata-Utu, and 319mm (13inch) in Hihifo.
When should I visit Wallis and Futuna?
Although the tropical rainforest climate seems too drastic for most people, do not let the weather discourage you. Wallis and Futuna have excellent beaches ideal for holidays and celebrations, as well as a vibrant culture travellers would love. With that being said, consider going to the Wallis and Futuna Islands from the months of June to August when the weather is generally pleasant with little rainfall. As you explore the country and appreciate its beauty, make sure to stay hydrated and wear light clothing.
Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information for Wallis & Futuna?
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1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year
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