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Best time to visit Funafuti, Tuvalu

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The best time to visit Funafuti is June-October

Funafuti can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, June-October is the best time to go.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 24℃ (75℉).

The days are longest in Funafuti 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. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Funafuti in February – It’s the wettest month of the year.

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

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

December

Funafuti seasons

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

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 Funafuti 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.

Funafuti 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 Funafuti 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

Funafuti in January

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 308mm (12") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Funafuti in February

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 434mm (17") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Funafuti in March

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 193mm (8") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Funafuti in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 172mm (7") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Funafuti in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 177mm (7") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Funafuti in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 138mm (5") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Funafuti in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 157mm (6") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Funafuti in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 152mm (6") over 26 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Funafuti in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 156mm (6") over 25 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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

Funafuti in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 151mm (6") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Funafuti in November

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 178mm (7") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Funafuti in December

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 214mm (8") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Funafuti is usually April, 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 Funafuti 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 Funafuti is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Funafuti, 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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