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The weather in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is a paradise island located in French Polynesia, in the South Pacific. Its climate is tropical maritime and has two main seasons: dry and wet. In this article, we tell you about the weather at each time of the year and when it is more advisable to visit the island.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.

Wet season

As Bora Bora is in the southern hemisphere, summer occurs between the months of November and April, a time that coincides with the wet season. It is the station with the highest temperatures and it exceeds 30 ºC. The hottest months are February and March.

However, summer is the low tourist season, since rains and storms are frequent. These occur abruptly and are intense, although they do not last long. Due to this, the amount of mosquitoes increases, so it is recommended to bring repellent.

If you travel during the wet season you can see that the price of resorts and the tourist services is lower than during the rest of the year, and you won't find the beaches full of tourists.

Dry season

We found the dry season and winter between May and October. In this, the temperatures are somewhat lower, although they are still maintained between 23 and 30 ° C.

Also, rains are less frequent, although they may occur in some days. These characteristics make it the peak tourist season and, therefore, the price of the holiday offer goes up.

During these months there are also some parties on the island, so, in addition to enjoying the beach, you can get to know the culture of its inhabitants. Although the sea temperature is maintained at about 27 ºC throughout the year, this time is the perfect time for bathing and diving.

Annual temperature and rainfall

If we take into account all the aforementioned aspects, the best time to travel to Bora Bora are the months of November and April, since the influx of tourists is lower, prices are lower and they are not the hardest months of summer, so despite having rains, there are quite a few days with good weather.

In the following table you can see the average of minimum and maximum temperature during each month of the year, as well as the average rainfall there is each month:

Month of the yearMinimum temperatureMaximum temperaturePrecipitation
January25 ° C30 ° C269 ​​mm
February25 ° C31 ° C233 mm
March26 ° C31 ° C177 mm
April26 ° C30 ° C183 mm
May25 ° C30 ° C130 mm
June23 ° C28 ° C98 mm
July24 ° C28 ° C83 mm
August24 ° C28 ° C60 mm
September24 ° C29 ° C66 mm
October24 ° C29 ° C100 mm
November25 ° C29 ° C204 mm
December25 ° C30 ° C281 mm

As we can see, the rainiest month is December, while the driest is August. Also, the lowest temperatures occur between June and August, and the highest between December and March.

As for the wind, is present all year and is usually more abundant in the afternoon. Although it is not strong, it is more intense during the rainy season. However, there is usually no risk of dangerous hurricanes.

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