Different times of the year bring different ‘ideal’ climatic conditions for all our adventure activities.
Summertime is usually characterized by calm settled weather with blue skies during morning, cloud bubbling up over the island in the afternoon and the occasional evening or night time heavy shower.
The air temperature generally reaches a peak of about 32 degrees in February with the water temperature peaking at about 30 degrees C (86F).
Following a tradewind will be a couple of days of calm settled weather, usually with a light Northerly breeze before the next trade picks up.
South Easterly (SE) trades usually mean breezy but sunny weather. Northerly winds mean calm seas but occasional showers as cloud over the hills is pushed over the coast.
The air temperature generally reaches a low of about 22 degrees in August / September though it can dip lower on rare occasions. Water temperature drops to a low of about 24 degrees.
The South Pacific can experience Cyclones when the water temperature exceeds 28 degrees. Cyclones therefore only occur in summer and at this latitude, tend to move fast, being through and gone within 24 hours. Cyclones in the South Pacific are far fewer in number than in the Northern hemisphere (hurricanes / Typhoones).
The Southern hemisphere averages less that a quarter of the number formed in the Northern hemisphere each year.
The resort always gets several days notice of the formation of any Cyclone anywhere in the South Pacific and any Cyclones that do form are monitored frequently. The resort has taken a direct hit from a Catagory 2 Cyclone and suffered only minor inconvenience. A couple of banana trees fell over…
The following are some general weather guidelines.
Please note that in the tropics, though weather systems tend to be large and weather patterns stable & predictable, “s**t happens“.
|Month||Air Temperature (C)||Water Temperature (C)||Weather Comments|
|January||31||28||Calm, sunny, hot & humid|
|February||32||29||Calm, sunny, hot & humid|
|March||33||30||Calm, sunny, hot & humid|
|April||30||29||Cooler at night|
|May||28||28||Hot days, cooler nights|
|June||26||26||Warm days, Cool nights|
|July||24||25||Warm days, Cool nights|
|August||22||24||Often breezy, tradwinds|
|November||28||27||Hotter days but not humid|
|December||30||28||Hotter days but not humid|