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Best time to visit Tonga

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The best time to visit Tonga is May-October

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Tonga? Look no further! May-October is the best time to go to Tonga due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

In the summer months, temperatures in Nukuʻalofa can climb to a maximum of around 32℃ (89℉) during the day. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 24℃ (75℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Tonga though so you can find out more information about this below.

The sun stays up the longest in Tonga in June, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Tonga in July. Head there in February instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Tonga. We’ll show you climate data for loads of the top destinations, and much more. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

June

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Tonga

Tonga seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Tonga is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

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

Best time to visit the top destinations in Tonga

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
NukuʻalofaMay-October
28℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
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Top FAQs

Tonga is in Oceania.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Tonga:

The warmest month of the year in Nukuʻalofa, one of the most popular places to visit in Tonga, is May.
The driest month of the year in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga, is usually around February each year.

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