Travelling Niue: Month-by-Month Guide
Travelling Niue: Month-by-Month Guide

Travelling Niue: Month-by-Month Guide

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The Events and Weather in Niue: Month-by-Month

When is the best month to visit Niue? There’s really never a bad month to visit, it just depends on what type of weather you prefer, whether you want to experience a Niuean event, or want to do a seasonal activity like swimming with whales. We go through each month of the year in this travelling Niue month-by-month guide so you can pick the right month to visit Niue for you.

What are the Seasons in Niue?

Niue experiences two distinct seasons. We mention them extensively throughout this Niue month-by-month guide.

The Wet Season (Summer)

Months: November, December, January, February, March and April

The Dry Season (Winter)

Months: May, June, July, August, September and October

Find out more about the seasons in What are the Seasons in Niue?

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January

The year kicks off with some of the hottest and most humid weather of the year. This doesn’t dampen the celebrations of the New Year though, with the popular Takai event where everyone on the island drives around in decorated vehicles throwing sweets and lollies as they go!

January Weather in Niue

Temperature: 28°C/82°F in the day, 23°C/73°F at night
Sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Rainfall: 260mm/10.2″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in January.

Why Visit in January

  • Check out how Niue celebrates the New Year, such as with Takai
  • Experience Niue in the low season for tourists
  • Due to the hot weather, the water feels all the more refreshing for snorkelling!
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February

February is another hot and humid month in Niue, but it’s also an excellent time to experience Niue during one of its quietest times of the year when there are very few tourists. Experience some of the island’s top attractions all to yourself, as well as secluded beaches – just what you need for a quiet getaway. February is typically when the Kaloama season happens, which is an important cultural event where local fish for juvenile Goatfish – note, some sea tracks close during the Kaloama season.

February Weather in Niue

Temperature: 29°C/84°F in the day, 24°C/75°F at night
Sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Rainfall: 250mm/9.8″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in February.

Why Visit in February

  • Feel like you have the whole island to yourself
  • Get good deals on accommodation and activities
  • Catch the action of the Kaloama season.
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March

The wet season in Niue typically peaks in March where experiencing a tropical rainstorm is an exciting (and refreshing) addition to your holiday! Again, the country is still quiet, so it’s the perfect time to experience the tranquillity of Niue. March is also a good time to experience some of Niue’s events, such as food festivals like Saviour Niue and catch marlin and sailfish if you’re into fishing!

March Weather in Niue

Temperature: 29°C/84°F in the day, 23°C/73°F at night
Sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Rainfall: 300mm/11.8″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in March.

Why Visit in March

  • Get good off-season deals in March
  • Catch some marlin and sailfish on one of the fishing charters
  • If you don’t catch a fish then you can at least catch one of the festivals or events happening in March, historically events like Saviour Niue.
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April

April is the last month of the wet season and when the heat and humidity start to ease off slightly. April is typically when Easter falls also, which is cause for celebration on this island of devout Christians, where villages are full of harmonious singing from the churches. There are also plenty of community events and festivals happening during this month, such as the biennial Niue Arts and Culture Festival, as well as some village show days, providing an amazing cultural experience.

April Weather in Niue

Temperature: 28°C/82°F in the day, 22°C/72°F at night
Sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Rainfall: 200mm/7.9″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in April.

Why Visit in April

  • Experience the Easter celebrations
  • It’s still the tourist low season, so the last chance to grab some good travel deals
  • The weather is hot and glorious!
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May

May is an exciting time to be in Niue, with a string of village show days typically taking place throughout the month. Try local cuisine, take part in traditional games, browse handicrafts and just enjoy the buzzing atmosphere. You might also catch the biennial event, Niuekulele where you can learn different ukulele styles and technique and enjoy music from international artists.

May Weather in Niue

Temperature: 27°C/81°F in the day, 21°C/70°F at night
Sea temperature: 27°C/81°F
Rainfall: 160mm/6.3″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in May.

Why Visit in May

  • Experience the best of both seasons, the warmth of summer and the dryness of winter
  • Catch one of the amazing village show days
  • It’s warm while the weather gets colder in New Zealand and Australia.
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June

The dry season is in full swing in June when the temperatures are warm but not too hot and there is typically less rain. There are more village show days and marine days across the island to enjoy, as well as other events that change yearly, such as umu competitions and beauty pageants. All tourist activities will also be open for business for the peak season.

June Weather in Niue

Temperature: 26°C/79°F in the day, 21°C/70°F at night
Sea temperature: 26°C/79°F
Rainfall: 120mm/4.7″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in June.

Why Visit in June

  • The weather is warm yet dry, making it an idyllic time to be in Niue
  • Catch one of the events in June, like a show day or a cultural competition
  • All tourism businesses are open so there’s no need to compromise.
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July

July is one of the most popular times to visit Niue, mainly due to Kiwis from nearby New Zealand seeking a bit of sun during their wintertime. The weather is warm and dry in July, as well as offers prime conditions for humpback whales migrating to Niue’s waters for this time of the year. Whale swimming operators have their tour up-and-running, which watching whales close to shore is also fun.

July Weather in Niue

Temperature: 25°C/77°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Rainfall: 90mm/3.5″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in July.

Why Visit in July

  • It’s your chance to swim with and watch Humpback Whales in Niue
  • Escape the New Zealand winter
  • There are plenty more village show days going on throughout the month.
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August

Warm, dry and with the waters hosting humpback whales, August is a good time to be in Niue. Nights can be a little cooler, so it’s a good idea to have a light sweater for the evenings. There is typically a couple of village show days in August, as well as some ever-changing events, from movie screenings to events in Alofi’s Commercial Centre with live music. You can also enjoy late-night shopping at the Commerical Centre on Thursdays up until the end of the year.

August Weather in Niue

Temperature: 25°C/77°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Rainfall: 124mm/4.9″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in August.

Why Visit in August

  • Warm and dry – it’s typically the weather most people find “just right”
  • There’s plenty of events going on in August
  • The whale season is still in full swing!
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September

September is when the heart of the winter season has passed, making for longer days to explore more. The temperatures start to creep up a little, which is more idyllic for some. September is also typically the last month that you have the opportunity to watch or swim with whales in Niue. And don’t worry, there tend to be a few more village show days to enjoy!

September Weather in Niue

Temperature: 26°C/79°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Rainfall: 138mm/5.4″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in September.

Why Visit in September

  • The weather is still glorious getting a little warmer and the days longer
  • There’s still the opportunity to swim with humpback whales
  • Fish for mahimahi or wahoo!
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October

There’s no lack of things going on in October, which is often the busiest month in terms of events in Niue. One of the biggest events is the Constitution Day celebrations with traditional dancing, singing, festivities and a flag-raising ceremony. There is also Peniamina Day, a public holiday. Plus, October is buzzing with all sorts of sporting competitions from fishing to rugby to powerlifting! Oh yeah, and the weather is nice too.

October Weather in Niue

Temperature: 27°C/81°F in the day, 21°C/70°F at night
Sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Rainfall: 121mm/4.8″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in October.

Why Visit in October

  • Experience the Niue Constitution celebrations, public holidays and competitions, village show days and more!
  • The weather is warm and dry and a good time to be in Niue
  • There are many activities to do in Niue, between fishing, sightseeing, dolphin swimming, scuba diving and more.
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November

November marks the first month of the wet season where temperatures start to creep up, as does the humidity. It also marks the end of the year’s village show days, usually with a couple of the last show days in the month. There are sometimes other events, like the annual food festival, Kai Niue among other things.

November Weather in Niue

Temperature: 27°C/81°F in the day, 22°C/72°F at night
Sea temperature: 26°C/79°F
Rainfall: 156mm/6.1″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in November.

Why Visit in November

  • Niue starts to get fewer tourists making it a peaceful time to be in Niue
  • Check out one of the November events like a village show day or Kai Niue
  • The weather is warm but not too wet just yet.
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December

December is an important month for this nation of devoted Christians. Christmas is widely celebrated, from the church services to festivals like Christmas on the Rock. While this is a busy time to travel to Niue, with locals coming and going from the island to visit families, it’s typically not too “crowded” with tourists making it a good time to hit the hotspots.

December Weather in Niue

Temperature: 28°C/82°F in the day, 22°C/72°F at night
Sea temperature: 26°C/79°F
Rainfall: 161mm/6.3″

For more in-depth information, see Niue Weather in December.

Why Visit in December

  • See how Niueans celebrate Christmas
  • The island is busier with locals and tourists providing the most authentic cultural experience
  • It’s often a time you can get off work!

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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