Fiji Seasons

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Enjoy year-round sunny skies in Fiji

If you’re searching for a holiday destination with perfect weather, you’ll find it in Fiji. This South Pacific paradise boasts a year-round tropical climate that ranges from warm to warmer!  

Temperatures in Fiji remain relatively constant throughout the year, averaging around 23°C to 25 °C in the dry season (May to October) and 26°C to 27°C in the wet season (November to April). Despite these balmy temperatures, expect gentle trade winds to blow in from the southeast and keep you cool and comfortable. 

Plus, the water temperatures in Fiji are also consistent and pleasant all year long. Averaging at around 27°C, popular activities like swimming, snorkelling, diving and water sports can be enjoyed no matter when you choose to visit! 

Although Fiji is usually synonymous with clear blue skies, the destination does endure its fair share of rain, with some areas getting more downpours than others. Typically, the northern and western regions get the brunt of the rain, most often between November and April. Here is our guide to the weather in Fiji and when the best time to visit is:  

Summer in Fiji

While Fiji is in the southern hemisphere, its tropical climate means that the country does not experience the same four seasons as we do in Australia. Summer, also known as the wet season, lasts from November to April.  

During the summer months, you can expect temperatures that range between 21°C and 31°C. As this is the rainy season, there are often some brief, heavy showers in the late afternoon. However, these showers tend to be localised, so are unlikely to affect your holiday if you choose to visit during the wet season.  

Winter in Fiji

Winter in Fiji is also known as the dry season and lasts from May to October. During the winter months, you can expect lower humidity levels and temperatures that range between 16°C and 28°C. Plus, the water in Fiji is often clearer during the dry season – without the runoff from the rain, keen divers and snorkellers can enjoy increased visibility in the vibrant coral reefs. 

As a tropical destination, winter in Fiji is not like winter in other countries. For one, the Fiji winter will not chill your bones – you may need to pack a light jumper in case the wind picks up in the evening, but you will be able to enjoy the sunshine and ocean waters all the same!  

The best time to visit Fiji

Overall, the best time to visit Fiji is during the dry season, between May and October. During this time, you can expect sunny days, minimal rain and endless opportunities to relax on golden sand beaches and dive into warm blue waters.  

However, the dry season is also the peak tourism season. In fact, the busiest time in Fiji is during the months of June and July, when Australians flock to the islands to escape the chill of winter. Fiji also tends to be busier during the Australian school holidays. During these times, you can expect higher flight and accommodation costs – if you’re looking for a quieter, more budget-friendly holiday, try to avoid travelling at these times.   

While the dry season may have slightly better weather, Fiji is still just as beautiful between November and April. If you don’t mind the occasional rainstorm and higher levels of humidity, the low season offers some great flight and accommodation deals, plus the islands will be much less crowded with tourists. Truthfully, there is no bad time to visit Fiji!  

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