Fiji weather in January

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January in Fiji. Is this month a good time to go to Fiji? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Fiji in January?

The weather conditions in Fiji in January range from poor to pleasant depending on the destination.

During January in Fiji, the average maximum temperature ranges from high in Ono-i-lau with 28°C (82°F) to very high in Nadi with 31°C (88°F). These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in January ranges from heavy in Ono-i-lau with an average of 165mm (6.5inch) rainfall to heavy in Rotuma with 340mm (13inch). It is also generally a sunny period with an average of 202 hours of sunshine in Rotuma during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Fiji.

Where to go in Fiji in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Fiji on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Fiji

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Fiji?

Average weather in Rotuma

In January Rotuma generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Rotuma
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 76°F 
165 hours 
303mm / 12inch 
20 days 
poor 
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 76°F 
202 hours 
340mm / 13inch 
20 days 
poor 
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 77°F 
159 hours 
370mm / 15inch 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Rotuma

Average weather in Nadi

In January Nadi generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Nadi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
225 hours 
159mm / 6.3inch 
15 days 
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
214 hours 
300mm / 12inch 
17 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
184 hours 
303mm / 12inch 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Nadi

Average weather in Suva

In January Suva generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Suva
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
225 hours 
159mm / 6.3inch 
15 days 
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
214 hours 
300mm / 12inch 
17 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
184 hours 
303mm / 12inch 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Suva

Average weather in Savusavu

In January Savusavu generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Savusavu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
232mm / 9.1inch 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
25°C / 77°F 
335mm / 13inch 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
331mm / 13inch 
poor 
Climate in Savusavu

Average weather in Denarau

In January Denarau generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Denarau
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
225 hours 
159mm / 6.3inch 
15 days 
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
214 hours 
300mm / 12inch 
17 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
184 hours 
303mm / 12inch 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Denarau

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Fiji.

Is January the best time to go to Fiji?

In our opinion January is not the best time to visit Fiji with commonly poor weather in Rotuma.

On average the best time to visit Fiji is in July, August and September with generally unpleasant weather in Rotuma. The worst months are January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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