Best Time to Visit Fiji
Fiji can be visited year round, but the most comfortable period is during the dry season from May to October when it’s slightly cooler and less humid. Fiji’s wet season, November to April, is hotter with frequent heavy rainfall – although the islands are still busy during the December-January school holidays in Australia and New Zealand.
When to visit Fiji… at a glance
Fiji in the winter (May-October)
The tropical climate in Fiji promises warm weather and sunshine at any time of year, but the dry season, May to October, is the most popular time to visit. Daytime temperatures hover around 25ºC, dropping to 20ºC at night, and there’s often a refreshing trade wind blowing from the south. At this time of year, there is lower rainfall and less risk of cyclones, but the islands are at their busiest during the peak months from June to September.
Fiji in the summer (November-April)
The wet season in Fiji, from November to April, is characterised by hot weather, high humidity and heavy rainfall – although this often occurs as short-lived tropical downpours, with plenty of sunny periods in between. Expect daytime highs to nudge 30ºC and beyond. This is the low season in Fiji, although the months of December and January can still be busy due to the popularity of the islands with holidaymakers from Australia and New Zealand.
The average temperature in Fiji is around 25ºC, but it can climb to above 30ºC during summer and drop to below 20ºC in winter.
Annual rainfall ranges from 2,000-3,000 mm with up to 6,000 mm in mountainous areas. This falls mainly during the wet season, November-April. The driest month is June, with just 55 mm of rain.
- July: Bula Festival celebrated in Nadi with a colourful parade
- October: Independence Week, marked throughout the islands by cultural ceremonies and events
- November: Diwali Festival recognised throughout Fiji