Tahiti Weather

Averages By Month

Tahiti is an island association of volcanic origin and belongs to French Polynesia which is actually made up of over 100 islands . It is the largest and most populous of the entire archipelago. Tahiti actually consists of two islands, the larger Tahiti Nui, which is also home to the capital and largest city of the country, Papeete, and the smaller, quieter and more sparsely populated Tahiti Iti. Both parts are connected by a narrow piece of land, the Isthmus of Taravao. The arrival to Tahiti is through Faa`a airport, located about 7 kilometers from the center of Papeetes in the northwest of the island. Faa`a is the only international airport in French Polynesia, which means that all other islands of the country such as Bora Bora, Tahaa or Maupiti are also reached via Tahiti. If you are looking for a lot of variety and not only for peace and quiet, and if you want to go out in the evening, Tahiti is the right destination for you. For here, metropolitan life combines with a unique natural setting, black beaches attract as well as numerous cultural institutions. The island shows distinct steep mountains and peaks, the highest mountain is called Mont Orohena and is 2241 m high and is located on the large island. The climate on this Polynesian island is tropically humid and the average annual temperature is 26 degrees Celsius (79 °F). Overall, it is very warm throughout the year and temperatures do not differ much between months. The amount of precipitation is particularly low in August and September, whereas in the particularly warm months of January and December the amount of precipitation is highest. The water temperature is always fairly constant throughout the year at 26 or 27 degrees Celsius (79/80°F), so for a beach vacation it’s also optimal. The humidity is, because the island is located in the tropics, relatively high at about 79% on average.

Current Weather Tahiti

75°F broken clouds
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Tahiti

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

86° 86° 90° 90° 88° 86° 86° 86° 86° 88° 88° 88°

Low °F

73° 73° 72° 72° 70° 70° 68° 68° 70° 70° 70° 70°


7 7 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 6

Rain days

14 13 10 8 7 6 5 4 4 7 9 13

Water °F

82° 82° 82° 83° 82° 81° 79° 77° 79° 79° 79° 81°

Tahiti Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Tahiti

The period from May to October can be described as the dry season. During these months, Tahiti and Moorea experience significantly fewer rainy days and less rainfall. However, tropical showers must also be expected during this time. However, these showers are short-lived, and most vacationers find them pleasantly cooling. August and September are the months with the least rainfall. The sun shines up to eight hours a day. Overall, this is the cooler and less humid part of the year. The hotter and wetter season (rainy season) occurs in the remaining months, from November to April. The rainiest months are December, January, and February, although some of the rainfall can be very heavy. Because of the persistent rainfall, humidity also increases. However, the rainy season does not mean that it rains permanently. After intensive downpours, there are also sunny phases from time to time. Thus, the islands record six to seven hours of sunshine during the rainy period. It can also be stormy at this time. In the worst case, it is also possible that a tropical cyclone passes over the islands. The best time for a beach vacation in Tahiti and Moorea is therefore the dry season from May to October. At this time of year, weather conditions are ideal. Tropical storms can also be definitely excluded. Alternatively, the transition months of April and November are also suitable for a trip to the South Sea Islands.

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