Bora Bora Weather Year Round

Here's what you need to know about the Bora Bora weather to help you decide on the best time to go to Bora Bora, when the best weather in Bora Bora is, and what to take to Bora Bora.

If you're wondering which will be the best Bora Bora resort to book, the season you plan to holiday in can also influence your choice of hotel.

A quick check of the monthly Bora Bora weather chart will show you that the temperatures are 26°C (80°F) and above, all year. And lagoon water temperatures of 26°C (80°F) and more mean that you can swim all year at the beautiful Bora Bora beaches.


Monthly Bora Bora Weather Chart

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime Avg High ºC
(ºF)

30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(88)
30
(86)
Night Time Avg Low ºC
(ºF)

24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
Hours of Sunshine/Day
7 7 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 6
Avg Number of Rainy Days
19 13 9 16 5 6 9 4 9 9 12 15
Monthly Rainfall cm (inch)
47
(19)
26
(10)
12
(4.7)
21
(8.3)
3
(1.2)
4
(1.6)
20
(7.9)
5
(2)
19
(7.5)
6
(2.4)
18
(7.1)
39
(15)
Sea Temp ºC
(ºF)

28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)

The climate in Tahiti and Her Islands is warm and pleasant for most of the year. This is the tropics, but the heat is not extreme. A respite is provided by gentle South Pacific Ocean breezes and the north easterly trade winds. There is only a small variation between daytime and night time temperatures, so you can look forward to balmy evenings during most of the year.

Seasons in Bora Bora

Officially Bora Bora weather is divided into two seasons, summer and winter. I like to include a third category, Bora Bora 'shoulder' season.

If you live in the northern hemisphere you may be surprised to see that the Bora Bora summer and winter seasons are at the opposite time of year to yours. Look on the map and you will see that French Polynesia is south of the equator.


Summer Weather

The Bora Bora summer months are December, January, February and March. Summer is the wet season in Tahiti. During these months there is more chance of rain and the temperatures can be slightly higher. We discovered that there are also times when the temperatures are cooler. If you are considering going during the Bora Bora summer there's more you must find out about the wet season.

Winter Weather

Bora Bora winter months include June, July, August, September and October. Winter is the dry season in Tahiti and usually has day after day of sunshine and blue skies. Find out what makes winter in Bora Bora the most popular vacation time.

Shoulder Season in Bora Bora

The months of April through May, and November are sometimes referred to as the 'shoulder' season. Shoulder season occurs each side of winter, as the weather changes. The moderate days between seasons have some of the best Bora Bora weather. There are many advantages to holidaying in Bora Bora during the shoulder season.

When is the Best Time to Go to Bora Bora?

This is one of the questions we are asked most frequently. Bora Bora is such a dream destination. Whether you're planning the perfect Tahiti honeymoon or Bora Bora vacation, an affordable Bora Bora holiday, or deliberating between these exciting Tahiti cruises there are important factors to consider when deciding the best time to go to Bora Bora.


Cyclones in Bora Bora

French Polynesia is on the eastern edge of the South Pacific cyclone/hurricane belt. So it's rare to have cyclones in Bora Bora. Historically, storms caused by tropical depressions and other El Nino effects have usually occurred in February and March. The last one to pass through Bora Bora was in early 2010.

Flight Tips

Do you know the best route to get to Bora Bora from your part of the world? Here's ways to save money on flights.

Want Help With Packing?

You'll find it easy and fun as you check off this list of what to take to Bora Bora. It's been updated after each of our holidays in Tahiti to include what we needed (and didn't have) for each of the Bora Bora weather seasons.

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