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Best time to visit Tahiti, French Polynesia

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The best time to visit Tahiti is May-October

Are you looking for the best time to visit Tahiti? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Tahiti is a great destination to visit almost all year round, May-October is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Tahiti can rise to a maximum of 28℃ (82℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around August-time, can get down to a minimum of 22℃ (71℉).

The days are longest in Tahiti in December, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Tahiti usually falls during the months surrounding December 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 Tahiti, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

December

Tahiti seasons

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

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 Tahiti 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.

Tahiti 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 Tahiti 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Tahiti in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 234mm (9") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

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


Tahiti in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 227mm (9") over 26 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Tahiti in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 221mm (9") over 27 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Tahiti in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 150mm (6") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Tahiti in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 87mm (3") over 20 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Tahiti in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 18 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Tahiti in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Tahiti in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Tahiti in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 18 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Tahiti in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 80mm (3") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Tahiti in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 132mm (5") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Tahiti in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 246mm (10") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Tahiti 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 Tahiti 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 Tahiti 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 Tahiti, 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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