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Best time to visit Nukuʻalofa, Tonga

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The best time to visit Nukuʻalofa is May-October

Are you looking to travel to Nukuʻalofa and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Nukuʻalofa is May-October due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

The warmest month of the year in Nukuʻalofa is May, where the average temperature gets to around 31℃ (88℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (89℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 23℃ (74℉).

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

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

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

June

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Nukuʻalofa seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Nukuʻalofa

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 Nukuʻalofa 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.

Nukuʻalofa 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 Nukuʻalofa 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Nukuʻalofa in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Nukuʻalofa in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Nukuʻalofa in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Nukuʻalofa in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nukuʻalofa in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Nukuʻalofa in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 103mm (4") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nukuʻalofa in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Nukuʻalofa in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 131mm (5") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nukuʻalofa in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Nukuʻalofa in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 143mm (6") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Nukuʻalofa in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 125mm (5") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Nukuʻalofa in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 120mm (5") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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

Nukuʻalofa in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 129mm (5") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Nukuʻalofa in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 99mm (4") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Nukuʻalofa in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 118mm (5") over 19 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Nukuʻalofa is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Nukuʻalofa is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Nukuʻalofa is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Nukuʻalofa, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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