Fiji weather in May

May is one of the best months of the year to visit Fiji.

You can expect clear sunny days with light to moderate afternoon sea breezes and little or no rain – the dry season has arrived in Fiji.

How hot is it in Fiji in May?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 30°C (86°F) in Fiji in May with moderate to high heat and humidity, falling to 21°C (69°F) at night.

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature may climb to around 34°C (93°F).

What does the humidity feel like in Fiji in May?
The average dew point temperature in Fiji in May is 21°C (70°F), which feels humid. 

There are on average 25 days in May that may feel humid.

How sunny is it in Fiji in May?
There are normally seven hours of bright sunshine each day in Fiji in May – that's around 55% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:30am with sunset around 5:45pm.

How warm is the sea around Fiji in May?
The average sea temperature in Fiji in May is 27°C (81°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

Does it rain in Fiji in May?
There are usually seven days with some rain in Fiji in May and the average monthly rainfall is 88mm (3in).

Suva and the Coral Coast – the stretch of coastline between Sigatoka and Suva – located on the southeast coast of Viti Levu are wet all year and experience much more rainfall than Nadi, which is located on the west coast.

The Mamanuca and Yasawa island groups – located off the west coast of Viti Levu – receive the least amount of rainfall among the Fijian islands.

How windy is it in Fiji in May?
May sees an average wind speed of around 20 kilometres per hour (11 knots; 13 mph). The predominant wind direction is from the east.

Local holidays?
None. May is a very popular time for couples getting married in Fiji and remaining for their honeymoon.

Fiji weather averages in May

Temperature icon High Temp: 30°C (86°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 21°C (69°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 7 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 11 hours per day
umbrella icon Wet Days: 7 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 88 mm (3 in) per month
Moderate heat icon Comfort Level: High heat; 80% relative humidity
Temperature icon Dew Point: 21°C (70°F) – Muggy
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Very high
wind icon Wind speed: 20 km/h (11 knots; 13 mph)
swimming icon Sea Temp: 27°C (81°F)
Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji

Best time to visit the Fiji Islands

The best time to visit Fiji for a beach holiday is during the dry season from June through September, when the weather is mainly dry and sunny – temperatures average a high of 28°C (82°F), with an average low of 20°C (68°F).

However, anytime between mid-May and mid-October is good for a range of outdoor activities.

Fiji experiences a tropical climate, with a hot, humid and wet season from late-November to April and a slightly cooler, mainly dry season from May to October.

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Fiji weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Fiji is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1992 to 2021 by the Fiji Meteorological Service at the closest weather station: Nadi International Airport (NAN), located on the western coast of Viti Levu, 6km (3.7mi) from Nadi. Additional climate data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices. Dew point temperature measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Latest update: Fiji weather in May: 12 June, 2024

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