What are the average temperatures in Fiji?

Fiji boasts a tropical maritime climate, with warm and humid weather throughout the year. The temperature in Fiji typically ranges from 68°F to 87°F, making it a perfect destination for a beach holiday. However, the climate can be tricky to navigate, with a rainy and windy season that lasts year-round.

If you’re planning a visit to Fiji, it’s recommended to visit during the warm and dry season from early June to early October. During this time, the climate is perfect for warm-weather activities like beach hopping, snorkeling, and diving. The humidity is lower, and the temperature is comfortable, with little to no rainfall.

With the best weather for outdoor activities, June to October is peak tourist season in Fiji, which means higher hotel rates and crowds. But, with pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and sunny skies, Fiji is a paradise that’s worth experiencing any time of year.

Fiji weather by month

Fiji is known for its warm and humid tropical climate, with the hot season lasting from December to April and the cool season lasting from June to October. The average daily high temperature during the hot season is above 85°F, with the hottest month being February, which has an average high of 87°F and a low of 75°F. The cool season, on the other hand, has an average daily high temperature below 80°F, with the coldest month being August, which has an average high of 78°F and a low of 68°F. If you’re planning a trip to Fiji for warm-weather activities, the best time to visit is from early June to early October, based on the tourism score.

Average Hourly Temperature in Fiji

The average temperature chart is color-coded into different bands based on hourly temperatures. The shaded sections represent night and civil twilight periods.

Compare Fiji to another city:


Fiji experiences significant seasonal variation in the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds throughout the year.

The period with the clearest skies in Fiji starts around May 12 and lasts for 5.5 months until October 28. The month with the highest clarity is August, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies for 62% of the time.

On the other hand, the cloudier season in Fiji begins around October 28 and lasts for 6.5 months until May 12. The month with the highest cloud cover is February, with overcast or mostly cloudy skies for 79% of the time.

Comparing to another city, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds in Fiji is higher than in cities such as Sydney, Australia, or Los Angeles, USA, which have clearer skies throughout the year.


The probability of experiencing a wet day with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation in Fiji varies greatly throughout the year.

The wet season lasts for 5.3 months, from November 21 to April 30, with a greater than 37% chance of rain on any given day. February is the wettest month in Fiji with an average of 15.4 wet days.

The dry season lasts for 6.7 months, from April 30 to November 21. July is the driest month in Fiji with an average of 6.2 wet days.

Rainfall is the most common type of precipitation in Fiji throughout the year, with a peak probability of 57% on February 10. We differentiate between rain alone, snow alone, or a mix of both. February has the highest number of rainy days with an average of 15.4 days.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Fiji

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall (represented by the solid line) during a 31-day period centered on a specific day, along with the 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The corresponding average snowfall is shown as a thin dotted line.


In Fiji, the length of the day varies throughout the year. In 2023, the shortest day is on June 22, with a total of 11 hours and 3 minutes of daylight, while the longest day falls on December 22, with a total of 13 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.

During 2023, Fiji observes daylight saving time (DST) from November 12 to January 15. The figure below displays the sun’s elevation and azimuth angle for each hour of the day, represented by a color-coded background indicating the sun’s compass bearing. The day of the year is plotted on the horizontal axis while the hour of the day is on the vertical axis. The black lines on the graph represent contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Fiji

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in 2023

This visualization depicts the solar elevation and azimuth throughout the year 2023. The black lines represent constant solar elevation, which is the angle of the sun above the horizon measured in degrees. The background colors show the azimuth, which is the compass bearing of the sun. The light shades at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points suggest the intermediate directions such as northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest.

Moon and Humidity in Fiji

The lunar data for 2023 is represented in the figure below, indicating the key phases of the moon, including new moons and full moons. The horizontal axis represents the day while the vertical axis represents the hour of the day. Colored areas on the graph depict when the moon is above the horizon.

Humidity comfort levels in Fiji are based on the dew point, which determines how easily perspiration evaporates from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Dew point changes more slowly compared to temperature, which varies significantly between night and day. Higher dew points feel more humid while lower dew points feel drier.

Fiji experiences significant seasonal variations in the perceived humidity. The period from September 14 to July 4, which lasts for 9.7 months, is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 75% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Fiji is March, with 31.0 days that are muggy or worse, while August has the fewest muggy days, with only 21.3 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Fiji


The following chart shows the percentage of time spent at different levels of humidity comfort, categorized by dew point. The categories include dry (dew point below 55°F), comfortable (dew point between 55°F and 60°F), humid (dew point between 60°F and 65°F), muggy (dew point between 65°F and 70°F), oppressive (dew point between 70°F and 75°F), and miserable (dew point above 75°F).

Wind in Fiji is discussed in this section, specifically the average hourly wind vector (speed and direction) at a height of 10 meters above the ground. However, the wind speed and direction vary widely on an instantaneous basis and depend on the local topography and other factors.

The average hourly wind speed in Fiji shows mild seasonal variation throughout the year. The windier period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 15 to November 16, with an average wind speed of over 12.2 miles per hour. August is the windiest month in Fiji, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 16 to April 15. February is the calmest month in Fiji, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.3 miles per hour.

The wind speeds in miles per hour for each month of the year are: January (11.6), February (11.3), March (11.4), April (12.1), May (12.7), June (12.6), July (13.0), August (13.2), September (12.9), October (13.0), November (12.3), and December (12.3).

Throughout the year, the predominant average hourly wind direction in Fiji is from the east.

Water Temperature

Fiji is situated close to a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake. This section provides information on the average surface temperature of that body of water.

The average water temperature in Fiji experiences seasonal variations throughout the year.

Warmer water temperatures last for about 3.6 months, from January 5 to April 22, with an average temperature above 82°F. February has the highest average water temperature of 83°F.

Cooler water temperatures last for approximately 3.4 months, from July 6 to October 20, with an average temperature below 78°F. The month with the lowest average water temperature in Fiji is August, with a temperature of 77°F.

Water Temperature in Fiji varies throughout the year, as shown below:

Month: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Temperature: 83°F, 83°F, 83°F, 82°F, 81°F, 79°F, 78°F, 77°F, 77°F, 78°F, 80°F, 81°F

Best Time of Year to Visit

Fiji’s weather and climate can be evaluated using two travel scores to assess the pleasantness of the conditions throughout the year.

The tourism score highlights days that are clear, without rain and with perceived temperatures ranging between 65°F and 80°F. According to this score, the most favorable period to plan a trip for outdoor tourist activities in Fiji is from early June to early October. The peak score occurs during the third week of July.

Tourism Score in Fiji

The chart shows the tourism score (filled area), which consists of the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line). The beach/pool score in Fiji favors clear and rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. The best time to visit Fiji for hot-weather activities is from mid-April to mid-December, with the highest beach/pool score in the last week of October.


Methodology for Analyzing Weather Conditions in Fiji

To evaluate weather conditions in Fiji, we conducted an analysis covering the period from 1980 to 2016. During this period, we computed independent scores for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation for each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM. These scores were combined into a single hourly composite score, which was then averaged over all the years in the analysis period and smoothed to provide a more accurate representation of the data.

For cloud cover, we use a score of 10 for fully clear skies, gradually decreasing to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies. Our precipitation score, based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, gradually decreasing to 9 for trace precipitation and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

We used a tourism temperature score to assess how pleasant the weather is for general outdoor tourist activities. This score ranges from 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, gradually increasing to 9 for 65°F, 10 for 75°F, gradually decreasing to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

For hot-weather activities such as visiting the beach or pool, we used a beach/pool temperature score, ranging from 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, gradually increasing to 9 for 75°F, 10 for 82°F, gradually decreasing to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Our methodology provides a comprehensive analysis of weather conditions in Fiji, helping travelers choose the best time to visit based on their preferences and the activities they plan to do.

Growing Season

The concept of the growing season is commonly defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in a year. However, in Fiji, the warm temperatures persist throughout the year, and it’s not entirely useful to discuss the growing season in those terms. Nevertheless, the chart below provides an illustration of the temperature distribution experienced in Fiji throughout the year, with time spent in various temperature bands.

Solar Energy and Topography in Fiji

In Fiji, the amount of daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the ground varies throughout the year. Shortwave radiation includes ultraviolet radiation and visible light. The average daily solar energy shows seasonal variation, with the brightest period lasting for 3.9 months, from September 28 to January 25, and the darkest period lasting for 2.8 months, from May 3 to July 27. November is the brightest month, with an average of 6.4 kWh per square meter, while June is the darkest, with an average of 4.1 kWh per square meter.

Fiji’s geographical coordinates are -18.000 deg latitude, 178.000 deg longitude, and an elevation of 0 feet above sea level. The topography within 2 miles of Fiji is mainly flat, with an average elevation of 0 feet above sea level and a maximum elevation change of 0 feet. The same applies to the area within 10 miles and 50 miles of Fiji. The land within 2 miles of Fiji is predominantly covered by trees (84%), while trees cover 82% of the area within 10 miles, and within 50 miles, trees cover 30% of the land, while water covers 51%.


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