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Climate and weather of French Polynesia



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French Polynesia




 

Climate

 
French Polynesia has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures are high throughout the year (30° during the daytime, 21° at night). Rainfall varies between 1 000 and 2 000 mm per year depending on the islands. Humidity varies from 80 to 90% during the year.

Rainy season (November to May)
Temperatures are constant (30°) and rainfall (torrential rains in the afternoon or in the evening) is abundant. Cyclones sometimes reach the archipelago.

Dry season (June to October)
Temperatures are stable (30°) and Rainfall is moderate.

 When to go to French Polynesia (pleasant climate) 
The climate of French Polynesia is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Papeete (Capital of French Polynesia)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
32°
32°
32°
32°
31°
31°
min
23°
23°
23°
23°
22°
21°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
31°
31°
31°
32°
32°
min
21°
21°
21°
22°
22°
23°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
330
290
160
170
120
80
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
60
40
50
80
160
300

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for French Polynesia are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

French Polynesia weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
French Polynesia is located in the Pacific Ocean, northeast of New Zealand and west of Pitcairn.

Capital: Papeete
Area: 4 000 kmē
Population: 280 000 inhabitants
Languages: French, Polynesian
Currency: CFP franc

French Polynesia










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