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Climate - Niue

Temperature, rainfall, prevailing weather conditions, when to go, what to pack

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The climate of Niue, a South Pacific island located north of the Tropic of Capricorn, therefore in the Southern Hemisphere, is tropical, with a warmer period, muggy and rainy, from November to April, and a cooler and drier period from May to October, during which the south-east trade winds dominate. During the warmer period, the temperatures hover around 82/84 °F during the day, and around 72/75 °F at night, while in the cool period, daytime temperatures drop to around 77/79 °F, and nighttime temperatures around 68/70 °F. During the warmer period, sometimes the temperature exceeds 95 °F, while in the cool period at night it can drop below 59 °F, especially in July and August.
Here are the average temperatures of the island.
Alofi average temperatures
Alofi J F M A M J J A S O N D
Min (°F) 73 75 75 73 72 70 68 68 70 70 72 73
Max (°F) 82 84 82 81 79 79 77 77 79 79 81 82

The annual precipitation amounts to 80 inches, with a maximum between January and March, when 10/12 in of rain per month fall. In the relatively dry period, however, there's no shortage of rains: on average, 3/4 inches per month fall even from June to September. Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation Alofi
Alofi J F M A M J J A S O N D Year
Prec. (in) 10.2 9.8 11.8 7.9 5.1 3.1 3.5 3.9 3.9 4.7 5.5 7.5 77.2

Niue can be affected by tropical cyclones from November to mid-May, although they are more likely from December to April.


The sea temperature is always warm enough for swimming, it only goes down to 77 °F from July to October, as we can see in the following table.
Sea temperature Niue
Niue J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sea (°F) 82 82 82 82 81 79 77 77 77 77 79 81

When to go

The best time to travel to Niue is from mid-May to October, being the coolest and sunniest. Sometimes it can be a little cool in the evening and at night, so it may be a good idea to bring a sweatshirt or sweater.

What to pack

In winter (June to August): light clothes for the day, a scarf for the breeze, a sweatshirt for the evening, possibly a light raincoat or umbrella.
In summer (December to February): tropics-friendly, loose fitting clothing, sun hat, a scarf for the breeze, a light sweatshirt for the evening, light raincoat or umbrella.

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