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Weather in January in Tonga

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

What is the weather like in Tonga in January?

January in Tonga generally has warm temperatures, with heavy precipitation.

Temperatures

You can expect warm maximum daytime temperatures of around 28°C and nighttime temperatures around 25°C in Nuku‘alofa.

Precipitation

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From heavy rainfall in Nuku‘alofa with an average of 212 mm to heavy rainfall in Utungake with 254 mm.

Average sunshine

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

Where to go in Tonga in January

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Tonga on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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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

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

Nuku‘alofa

In January Nuku‘alofa generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Nuku‘alofa
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
27°C 
25°C 
120 mm 
16 days 
28°C 
25°C 
212 mm 
17 days 
28°C 
26°C 
234 mm 
17 days 
Climate in Nuku‘alofa

Neiafu

In January Neiafu generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Neiafu
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
28°C 
26°C 
191 mm 
16 days 
29°C 
26°C 
254 mm 
17 days 
29°C 
26°C 
265 mm 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Neiafu

Utungake

In January Utungake generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Utungake
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
28°C 
26°C 
190 mm 
16 days 
29°C 
26°C 
254 mm 
17 days 
29°C 
26°C 
265 mm 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Utungake

Lotofoa

In January Lotofoa generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Lotofoa
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
28°C 
25°C 
148 mm 
16 days 
28°C 
26°C 
235 mm 
17 days 
29°C 
26°C 
243 mm 
17 days 
Climate in Lotofoa

Vavaʻu

In January Vavaʻu generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Vavaʻu
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
28°C 
26°C 
191 mm 
16 days 
29°C 
26°C 
254 mm 
17 days 
29°C 
26°C 
265 mm 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Vavaʻu

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

Is January the best time to visit Tonga?

In our view, January might not be the best time to travel to Tonga with often unpleasant weather in Nuku‘alofa.

On average, the best time to visit Tonga is in April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December with generally pleasant weather in Nuku‘alofa. On the other hand, the weather in January, February and March tend to be unpleasant.

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