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 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 to 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.
7 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 or travel umbrella as you are still likely to encounter the occasional shower
- June is the start of the busy tourist season so you’ll need to plan your trip as soon as possible to secure accommodation and activities.
- June is right in the middle of the “Village Show Days” season. Check the Niue Tourism Events Page to see if you will have the chance to witness one of the celebrations
- 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 the King’s Birthday as it is a public holiday in Niue and most businesses will be closed. We suggest planning a self-guided activity for that day
- Whatever the season, look out for rough sea warnings issued by the Niue Met Service and National Disaster Management Office via radio or their Facebook Pages; these are usually days to avoid swimming.
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 below). The balance of both climates will help you cope with the heat and make the most of your trip. The average maximum temperature in June is 26°C / 79°F and the nighttime temperatures are at a low of 21°C / 70°F on average.
Temperatures in Alofi
- Average maximum temperature: 26°C / 79°F
- Average temperature: 24°C / 75°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 for a perfect underwater experience. If that is too hot for you, head to swimming spots like Matapa Chasm where cool freshwater mixes with the saltwater for a more refreshing swim.
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 has 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 the UV index goes, it is far from the extreme level of 11 and 12 experienced during the wet season. Try to keep on top of your sunscreen though, an UV index of 6 still warrants 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 coral) 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: 6:45 am at the beginning of June and 6:55 am at the end of June
- Sunset: 5:50 pm at the beginning of June and 5:55 pm at the end of June.
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 usually 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 often move quickly over the small island and reveal clear skies in no time.
The average rainfall in Niue in June is 120 mm / 4.7 in spread over an average of only 5 days. That’s right, out of the whole month, only 5 days may experience some showers (hopefully not all in one go).
Rainfall in Alofi
- Average rainfall in June: 120 mm / 4.7 in
- Average rain days: 5.
Tropical Storms in June
The South Pacific cyclone season starts in November and ends in April. As such, June is one of the best months to avoid tropical cyclones in Niue with a very low risk of tropical storms developing.
However, the South Pacific can be unpredictable, especially through climate change, so if a warning is being issued during your stay, rely on your accommodation staff to direct you inland to let the storm pass. See How to Prepare for a Cyclone in Niue for more information.
The 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.
Rainforest and Plantation Tours – Learn about the intricacies of growing organic vanilla, taste the abundance of tropical fruit and herbs grown on the largest coral atoll in the world, or venture into the rainforest and learn how to survive in the wild with one of the many fantastic rainforest and plantation tours in Niue.
Walks – There are dozens of walks scattered around Niue. From bushwalks through the rainforest to access tracks for deep 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, as there’s often the chance to dip into the turquoise water.
Boat Trips – This is what Niue does best; taking you out on the water. Should it be for big game fishing, dolphin watching or 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!
If that’s enough, take a look at the 101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List.
June Packing List for Niue
A tropical wardrobe is a must for a trip to Niue, not forgetting a light layer for those cooler evenings, sun protection and protection for your feet on this rocky raised atoll. Some of the June essentials include:
- Light clothing layer (linen, bamboo or merino preferably so it is super light – we like the sustainable bamboo clothing of Moso Morrow)
- Light long-sleeved tops (to cover from the sun and take the edge off those slightly cooler nights)
- Light pants/trousers (to cover the knees when appropriate – at church services or to protect from mosquitoes on plantation/forest tours, for example)
- Rash vest (we like the UV-protecting Sharkskin rashies)
- Closed walking shoes
- Reef shoes
- Sarong (paleu – to wear over your swimwear when passing through villages – see What are the Local Customs in Niue? for more information)
- Insect repellent
- High-factor sunscreen (that’s reef-safe and water-resistant).
If you feel like a more comprehensive packing list is in order, check out our Packing List for a Trip to Niue which covers everything you need to pack for your trip.
More About the Weather in Niue in June
That’s it for our complete guide to the weather and climate in Niue in June. Check out the following articles for more weather advice:
- Niue Weather, Seasons & Climate + Niue Weather by Month
- The Best Time to Visit Niue: A Month-by-Month Guide
- Niue Weather in May
- Niue Weather in July
- Niue Weather in August
Finally, enjoy a comprehensive guide to planning a trip to Niue in The Best Niue Travel Guide: Plan a Trip to Niue the EASY Way.