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Best time to visit Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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The best time to visit Bora Bora is August-September

Want to know when to travel to Bora Bora? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, August-September is the best time to go to Bora Bora. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 29℃ (85℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 32℃ (89℉) on the hottest days of the year. The average low temperatures in winter float around 11℃ (52℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 8℃ (46℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Bora Bora during the day, the sun stays up the longest around December. The wet season in Bora Bora usually falls during the months surrounding September each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Bora Bora, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

December

Bora Bora seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bora Bora as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bora Bora 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 Bora Bora

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 Bora Bora 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.

Bora Bora 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 Bora Bora 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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Bora Bora in January

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in January, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Bora Bora in February

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bora Bora in March

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bora Bora in April

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 11 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bora Bora in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bora Bora in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 8 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bora Bora in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 16 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bora Bora in August

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 18 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bora Bora in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 12 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Bora Bora in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in October, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Bora Bora in November

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in November, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Bora Bora in December

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bora Bora in December, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bora Bora is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bora Bora is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bora Bora is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bora Bora, 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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