South Pacific Weather Guide

Known for its tropical scenery, the South Pacific islands experience year-round warm weather. Most islands in the region experience just 2 climatic seasons that split the year into the dry and wet season. What to pack? Plenty of swimmers and clothes you don't mind getting wet!

Season and Clothing

Wet Season: November to April

The South Pacific's wet season is when heavy rainfall occurs. While things can get quite wet, showers don't usually last for very long allowing ample time to enjoy some sunshine as well. However, hurricanes and tropical cyclones can occur during this season. It's one of the first places to welcome in the new year, so why not tie in your South Pacific holiday with the area's New Year's Eve celebrations? Undoubtedly the South Pacific's largest festival is held throughout Fiji with partying lasting days, even weeks, as locals and holidaymakers unite to welcome the turn of a new year.

Dry Season: May to October

For the ultimate in balmy summer weather, the South Pacific's dry season is commonly regarded as the best time to visit. Not only is there less rainfall during the dry season, but temperatures are also slightly cooler with humidity easing. Fiji hosts some great sporting events to kick off the dry season in May with an International Triathlon,  or you can just sit back and watch the yachts sail past competing in the President's Cup Series towards the end of June. With less rain, it's also a good time to hike around the rugged interiors and check out the active and not-so-active volcanoes in Vanuatu, Samoa and Tonga while the paths are easy to access with a guide.