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Best time to visit Port Vila, Vanuatu

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The best time to visit Port Vila is April

Are you looking for the best time to visit Port Vila? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Port Vila is a great destination to visit almost all year round, April 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.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 30℃ (85℉) in Port Vila. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 21℃ (71℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Port Vila, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around January. April sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in August instead.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Port Vila. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

January

Port Vila seasons

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

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 Port Vila 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.

Port Vila 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 Port Vila 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
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Port Vila in January

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Vila in February

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 134mm (5") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Vila in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 168mm (7") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Vila in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 184mm (7") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Vila in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 18 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Vila in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 17 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Vila in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Vila in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 16 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Vila in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 14 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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

Port Vila in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Vila in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Vila in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Port Vila is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Port Vila is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Port Vila is generally around April, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of April too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Port Vila, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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