French Polynesia
weather, climate and best time to visit





Best time to visit French Polynesia

To go to French Polynesia, the best time to visit is May through October. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In French Polynesia, January is the warmest month with 81°F and the most cold month is 76°F in August.

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In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in French Polynesia per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate French Polynesia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 81 81 81 81 80 78 77 76 77 77 79 80
Precipitation (inch) 90 85 86 48 25 20 9 13 17 31 51 77

Weather data from: Papeete







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Climate French Polynesia

French Polynesia has a tropical rainforest climate. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for French Polynesia is 50° degrees and there is about 553 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 56 days a year with an average humidity of 79% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate French Polynesia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 81 81 81 81 80 78 77 76 77 77 79 80
Night temp. (°F) 79 80 80 80 79 77 76 75 76 76 78 79
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 90 85 86 48 25 20 9 13 17 31 51 77
Days with rain 29 25 27 24 18 17 16 15 17 22 22 26
Dry days 2 3 4 6 13 13 15 16 13 9 8 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 10 8 6 6 6 6 6 7 8 9 10
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7

Weather data from: Papeete





French Polynesia weather by month

What is the average French Polynesia weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

French Polynesia weather

The weather for French Polynesia over the next 14 days will be 81°F till 82° with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for French Polynesia is based on the weather in Papeete.

5-day weather forecast French Polynesia

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Monday
30 january
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81°F
79°F
1.1 in
8 m/s
Tuesday
31 january
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81°F
81°F
0.7 in
10 m/s
Wednesday
1 february
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81°F
81°F
0.7 in
10 m/s
Thursday
2 february
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81°F
81°F
0.9 in
10 m/s
Friday
3 february
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81°F
81°F
1.4 in
9 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for French Polynesia





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Frequently asked questions

Where is French Polynesia?

French Polynesia lies in a straight line about 6,282 miles from United States (New York → Papeete).

How long is the flight to French Polynesia?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to French Polynesia is approximately 9 h. 10 min.

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What are the largest airports in French Polynesia?

These are the largest airports in French Polynesia:

  • Faa'a International Airport (PPT) in Papeete
  • Raiatea Airport (RFP) in Uturoa
  • Huahine-Fare Airport (HUH) in Fare
  • Mataiva Airport (MVT)
  • Maupiti Airport (MAU)
  • Hao Airport (HOI)
  • Moorea Airport (MOZ)
  • Rangiroa Airport (RGI)
  • Bora Bora Airport (BOB)
  • Hiva Oa-Atuona Airport (AUQ)

How many inhabitants does French Polynesia have?

French Polynesia has 275,918 inhabitants.

How big is French Polynesia?

The surface area of French Polynesia is 2,589 mi². It is 94x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of French Polynesia?

The capital of French Polynesia is Papeete.

What is the currency of French Polynesia?

In French Polynesia, the CFP franc(franc Pacifique) (XPF) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 30 January 2023

  • 1 US dollar = 100.85 CFP franc(franc Pacifique)
  • 1 CFP franc(franc Pacifique) = 0.010 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 10,084.98 CFP franc(franc Pacifique)
  • 100 CFP franc(franc Pacifique) = 0.99 US dollar

What is the area code of French Polynesia?

The area code to call French Polynesia is +689.