Weather in January in Vanuatu

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in January in Vanuatu. Is this month a good time to go to Vanuatu? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Vanuatu in January?

The weather in Vanuatu in January is in general poor.

January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Luganville with 29°C (84°F) to very warm temperatures in Aneityum with 31°C (88°F). It is one of the warmest months of the year, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation ranges from heavy in Port Vila with 318mm (13inch) rainfall to heavy in Luganville with 365mm (14inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 222 hours of sunshine in Port Vila during the whole month.

Where to go in Vanuatu in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu

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

Average weather in Port Vila

In January Port Vila generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Port Vila
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 
198 hours 
191mm / 7.5inch 
13 days 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
222 hours 
318mm / 13inch 
15 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
157 hours 
277mm / 11inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Port Vila

Average weather in Luganville

In January Luganville generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (79°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Luganville
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
26°C / 79°F 
242mm / 9.5inch 
poor 
29°C / 84°F 
26°C / 79°F 
365mm / 14inch 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
26°C / 79°F 
371mm / 15inch 
poor 
Climate in Luganville

Average weather in Tanna Island

In January Tanna Island generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Tanna Island
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 87°F 
22°C / 71°F 
196 hours 
176mm / 6.9inch 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
210 hours 
320mm / 13inch 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
155 hours 
234mm / 9.2inch 
poor 
Climate in Tanna Island

Average weather in Port-Havannah

In January Port-Havannah generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Port-Havannah
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 
198 hours 
191mm / 7.5inch 
13 days 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
222 hours 
318mm / 13inch 
15 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
157 hours 
277mm / 11inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Port-Havannah

Average weather in Hog Harbour

In January Hog Harbour generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (79°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Hog Harbour
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
26°C / 79°F 
242mm / 9.5inch 
poor 
29°C / 84°F 
26°C / 79°F 
365mm / 14inch 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
26°C / 79°F 
371mm / 15inch 
poor 
Climate in Hog Harbour

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

Is January the best time to go to Vanuatu?

In our opinion January is not the best time to visit Vanuatu with commonly poor weather in Port Vila.

On average the best time to visit Vanuatu is in July, August and September with generally perfect weather in Port Vila. The worst months are January, February, March and April that can have poor weather conditions.

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