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Best time to visit Avarua, Cook Islands

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The best time to visit Avarua is May-October

If you’re looking to travel to Avarua for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Avarua is May-October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Avarua can reach a maximum of 29℃ (83℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around August-time, can get down to a minimum of 20℃ (69℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Avarua, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around December. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Avarua in December – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Avarua, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

December

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Avarua seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Avarua as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Avarua is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Avarua

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Avarua for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Avarua climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Avarua for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Avarua in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 165mm (7") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Avarua in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 125mm (5") over 22 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Avarua in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 167mm (7") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Avarua in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 20 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Avarua in May

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 97mm (4") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Avarua in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 14 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Avarua in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Avarua in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 11 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Avarua in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 15 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Avarua in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 18 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Avarua in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 16 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Avarua in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 172mm (7") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Avarua in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Avarua is usually March, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Avarua is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Avarua is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Avarua, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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