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Best time to visit Honiara, Solomon Islands

Our verdict

The best time to visit Honiara is May-September

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, May-September is the best time to go to Honiara.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Honiara can rise to a maximum of 31℃ (88℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 22℃ (72℉) at night.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Honiara when the days are longest, you should visit in November. On average it rains the most days in December, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Honiara. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

November

Honiara seasons

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

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 Honiara 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.

Honiara 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 Honiara 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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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Honiara in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 274mm (11") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

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


Honiara in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 235mm (9") over 26 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Honiara in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 299mm (12") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

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


Honiara in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 211mm (8") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Honiara in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 165mm (6") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Honiara in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Honiara in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 124mm (5") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Honiara in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 118mm (5") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Honiara in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 162mm (6") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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

Honiara in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 210mm (8") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Honiara in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 223mm (9") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Honiara in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 299mm (12") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Honiara is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Honiara is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Honiara 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 Honiara, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in November are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Honiara map