Niue Weather in June
Niue Weather in June

Niue Weather in June

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What is the Weather Like in Niue in June?

Being the first full month of the busy season in Niue, June is known for its great weather with only a handful of days experiencing some kind of rainfall. The temperatures are also a few degrees cooler than in the wet season, making the heat and humidity much more tolerable and the UV levels being at their lowest. June is also a great month to embrace the Niuean culture as many villages will host their show days showcasing the best that their culture has to offer. But we’re here about the weather, so here we go! In this guide of the Niue weather in June, we’ll stick to rainfall, sun hours, temperatures and packing tips so that you are well prepared for your escape to paradise!

Before we dive into this weather guide to Niue in June, be sure to bookmark Niue Weather by Month: What is the Weather Like in Niue? and The Best Time to Visit Niue for more climate advice.

6 Tips for Travelling Niue in June

  • June benefits from lower UV levels than in previous months but applying sunscreen regularly is still strongly advised
  • Niue is quite dry in June, but it’s still the South Pacific, so pack a light rain jacket just in case you encounter the occasional shower
  • June is in the heart of the busy tourist season so you’ll need to plan your trip early to secure accommodation and activities. We recommend booking your trip at least four weeks (or more) in advance
  • June is right in the middle of the “village show days” season. Check with the local information centre to see if you will have the chance to witness one of the celebrations, which only happen once per year in each village
  • If you can’t handle the heat too well, June is a great month to travel as the temperatures cool off a bit at this time of the year. Most accommodations are also equipped with ceiling fans or air-conditioning for your nightly comfort
  • Keep an eye up for Queen’s Birthday (usually on June 3) as it is a public holiday in Niue and most businesses will be closed. We suggest planning a meal in your hotel and a self-guided activity for that day.
Niue Weather in June(c) Pixabay

Typical Temperatures in June

The temperatures in Niue in June are quite pleasing with warm days and cooler nights. This means that you may want to pack your shorts but also an extra layer for the evening (more on that in our packing tips at the bottom of this article). The balance of both climates will help you cope with the heat and make the most of your trip. The average daily temperatures will be 26°C / 79°F on average and the nightly temperatures will be 21°C / 70°F on average.

Temperatures in Alofi

  • Average maximum temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • Average minimum temperature: 21°C / 70°F

Sea Temperature in June

The water temperature in Niue in June mirrors closely the land temperatures with an average of 26°C / 79°F. This makes it for a perfect underwater experience. If that is too hot for you, aim at an early dip so you get a slightly cooler swim before the sun spends too long heating the water.

Niue Weather in June(c) Pixabay

Hours of Sun in June

Being in the dry season, June gets fewer sun hours than in the wet season but makes up for it with drier weather allowing you to pack a lot into your day. You should have plenty of time to soak and adventure around the small island. Niue experiences about 11 hours of sunlight in a day during the month of June, as well as 5 hours of bright sunshine. And let’s be honest, an 11-hour day is not “that” short…

UV Levels During June

June gets one ace in its hand and that’s its average UV levels. With an average UV index of 6, it is actually the best month to travel to Niue if you are conscious about your skin. Although 6 is still pretty high as far as UV index goes, it is far off from the extreme level of 11 and 12 experienced during the wet season. The younger and paler ones amongst us will appreciate the relief. Try to keep on top of your sunscreen though, an UV index of 6 still warrants for regular application of 30+ factor sunscreen.

If you are planning a trip with the kids, we have prepared a list of kid-friendly sunscreen to ensure that their skin is protected in the safest way. Plus, if you are into saving the planet (and especially our beautiful corals) we have a list of reef-safe sunscreens at the ready too!

Sunrise and Sunset During June

The average amount of daylight in June in Niue is 11 hours.

  • Sunrise: 6.45am at the beginning of January and 6.55am at the end of June
  • Sunset: 5.50pm at the beginning of January and 5.55pm at the end of June
Niue Weather in June(c) Pixabay

Rainfall in June

Ok, so you’ve heard that June was the “dry season” so you are planning for a whole week with clear skies and bright sunshine. Well, chances are you’ll be mostly right, but a few showers could happen – it’s the South Pacific, after all. The silver lining is that Niue experiences quite low levels of rain in June so if it happens to be raining, the rain will probably only be passing. With no mountain chain to keep the weather around, the clouds will move quickly over the small island and reveal clear skies in no time.

The average rainfall in Niue in June is 120mm / 4.7” spread over an average of only 5 days. That’s right, out of the whole month, only 5 days may experience some showers.

Rainfall in Alofi

  • Average rainfall in June: 90mm / 3.5″
  • Average rain days: 5
Niue Weather in June(c) niuepocketguide.com

Tropical Storms in June

In recent years, Niue has not been struck by major storm or cyclones and June. The dry season is not likely to provide the conditions needed for such a weather event.

Usually, tropical storms and cyclones happen when the temperatures go over 27°C / 80°F which is rarely the case in June. However, the South Pacific can be unpredictable so if a warning is being issued during your stay, rely on your accommodation staff to direct you to higher ground to let the storm pass. See How to Prepare for a Cyclone in Niue for more information.

Niue Weather in June(c) niuepocketguide.com

Best Things to Do in June

There is a reason why June is the high tourist season in Niue: the weather is fantastic and as such, you can pretty much pick any activity to do in Niue and have the time of your life! Of course, being an island nation, a lot of the activities involve getting on the water or exploring the coastline. Here’s a selection of great things to do in Niue in June.

Kayaking – Exploring Niue’s coastlines is a fantastic experience especially from the water. Kayakers will have to remember not to only look at the coastline, but look below as the water is extremely clear and there is a lot to see below the waterline.

Walks – There are dozens of walks scattered around Niue’s small islands. From bushwalks to coves to access tracks for chasms, there’s a huge range of things to see. Best of all, most walks are relatively short and easy. We suggest always packing swimming gear on any walk so you get to dip into the turquoise water to cool down.

Boat Trip – This is what Niue does best, taking you on the water. Should it be for big game fishing, dolphin swimming or for a unique scuba diving trip, you’ve got to get on the water at least once during your trip to Niue. The locals are almost more comfortable on the water than on land and their mastery of the ocean is simply riveting!

Niue Weather in June(c) Pexels

June Packing List for Niue

  • Sunscreen (high factor protection)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Light clothing layer, cotton or linen preferably so it is super light!
  • Light long-sleeved top (for both sun protection and to avoid getting cold in the slight evening during your alfresco dinner date)
  • Light pants trousers
  • Sunhat/sunglasses/swimwear (and whatever else you need in your “summer holiday kit”)
  • Flip-flops/sandals
  • Sarong or other light clothing to wear over your swimwear when passing through villages.

If you feel like a more comprehensive packing list is in order, simply because it is much easier to follow a list, check out our Packing List for a Trip to Niue that covers everything you need to pack for your trip.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. He is also consulting regularly with Niue Tourism to ensure content accuracy. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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