French Polynesia weather in October

Are you planning a trip to French Polynesia in October and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in French Polynesia in October?

October in French Polynesia generally has temperatures that range from pleasant to warm, with precipitation levels ranging from moderate to high.

The average maximum daytime temperatures vary from pleasant in Rapa at 21°C to warm in Tikehau at 28°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 25°C in Tikehau and 19°C in Rapa.

In October, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Atuona with an average of 40 mm to high rainfall in Rikitea with 137 mm. Meanwhile, Punaauia enjoys approximately 232 hours of sunshine, offering a mostly sunny climate that adds a pleasant and vibrant feel to the month.

For specific regional insights in French Polynesia for October, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our French Polynesia climate page.

Where to go in French Polynesia in October

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

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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).

Popular destinations in French Polynesia

What is the weather like in October for the 5 most popular destinations in French Polynesia?

Average weather in Punaauia

In October Punaauia generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Punaauia
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
26°C 
24°C 
242 hours 
86 mm 
10 days 
27°C 
24°C 
232 hours 
120 mm 
8 days 
27°C 
25°C 
209 hours 
141 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Punaauia

Average weather in Papeete

In October Papeete generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Papeete
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
26°C 
24°C 
242 hours 
87 mm 
10 days 
27°C 
24°C 
232 hours 
125 mm 
8 days 
27°C 
25°C 
209 hours 
148 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Papeete

Average weather in Fare

In October Fare generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Fare
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
27°C 
25°C 
85 mm 
10 days 
28°C 
25°C 
127 mm 
8 days 
28°C 
25°C 
161 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Fare

Average weather in Papetoai

In October Papetoai generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Papetoai
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
27°C 
24°C 
242 hours 
73 mm 
10 days 
27°C 
25°C 
232 hours 
115 mm 
8 days 
28°C 
25°C 
209 hours 
136 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Papetoai

Average weather in Bora Bora

In October Bora Bora generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Bora Bora
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
27°C 
25°C 
240 hours 
77 mm 
11 days 
28°C 
25°C 
233 hours 
120 mm 
8 days 
28°C 
25°C 
220 hours 
154 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Bora Bora

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Is October the best time to visit French Polynesia?

In our opinion, October is a good time to visit French Polynesia with overall pleasant weather in Punaauia.

Generally speaking, June, July, August and September provide perfect weather in Punaauia. The weather in December, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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