What is the Weather Like in Niue?
What is the Weather Like in Niue?

Niue Weather by Month: What is the Weather Like in Niue?

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Weather in Niue: Month-by-Month

With year-round sunshine and warm temperatures, Niue rarely disappoints. But just because it is sunny does not mean that the capricious Pacific weather is not capable to make its powers known with little-to-no warning. In this guide to what the weather is like in Niue, we’ll cover the average temperature and precipitation month-by-month and point you in the right direction to learn more about your chosen travel month so you are well prepared for an idyllic holiday in paradise.

Before we jump into this Niue weather guide, be sure to bookmark The Complete Travel Guide to Niue and the 31 Tips for Travelling in Niue for more trip-planning advice.

Niue Weather Year-Round and Seasons

Niue keeps things simple with only two seasons:

  • Dry/Winter season: May to October
  • Wet/Summer season: November to April

Daytime temperatures average at 25°C (79°F) in the dry season and 29°C (84°F) in the wet season, while at nighttime they are around 21°C (70°F) in the dry season and 24°C (75°F) in the wet season.

More information about the seasons in Niue is available in What are the Seasons in Niue? Now let’s get onto the Niue weather by month…

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January Weather in Niue

Hot and humid, January is a real tropical month in Niue. You can expect warm rainfall with little warning. On the bright side, it is one of the quietest tourist months so you may get the island all to yourself! Try to time your trip with the New Year’s celebrations of Takai. Plus, check out How to Spend the New Year in Niue.

Average temperature: 28°C/82°F in the day, 23°C/73°F at night
Average sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Average rainfall: 260mm/10.2″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

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February Weather in Niue

Another hot and rainy month, February is at least one of the cheapest months to travel to Niue. Luckily, the rainfall during the month is often short-lived, letting you make the most of your trip to Niue. Nevertheless, if you get caught in the rain, you still have the 10 Things to Do in Niue on a Rainy Day.

Average temperature: 29°C/84°F in the day, 24°C/75°F at night
Average sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Average rainfall: 250mm/9.8″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

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March Weather in Niue

The height of the wet season brings a lot of rain but also a lot of sun hours and high UV levels. The paradox is the perfect tropical mix for the most adventurous travellers that are also looking for heavily discounted flights. Be aware that the kaloama/goatfish season may get started in March if not during the month previously.

Average temperature: 29°C/84°F in the day, 23°C/73°F at night
Average sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Average rainfall: 300mm/11.8″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

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April Weather in Niue

The last month of the wet season is your last chance to grab a bargain before the tourist season kicks into gear. The water temperatures are slowly rising as well, helping you enjoy even more the stunning underwater worlds that Niue has to offer.

Average temperature: 28°C/82°F in the day, 22°C/72°F at night
Average sea temperature: 28°C/82°F
Average rainfall: 200mm/7.9″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

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May Weather in Niue

With significantly less rain than the previous month, May kickstarts the dry season and with that, sees Niue starting to welcome a higher amount of visitors. The village show day season is also in full swing until the end of the year.

Average temperature: 27°C/81°F in the day, 21°C/70°F at night
Average sea temperature: 27°C/81°F
Average rainfall: 160mm/6.3″
Daylight hours: 12 hours

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

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June Weather in Niue

The water temperatures are at their highest in June. Rainfall still does happen but the rainy spells are short and the hot weather will dry you before you even have time to unpack your rainjacket.

Average temperature: 26°C/79°F in the day, 21°C/70°F at night
Average sea temperature: 26°C/79°F
Average rainfall: 120mm/4.7″
Daylight hours: 11 hours

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

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July Weather in Niue

July is the heart of the tourist season in Niue with great weather and some of the lowest rainfall of the year. It’s also the heart of the whale season in Niue.

Average temperature: 25°C/77°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Average sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Average rainfall: 90mm/3.5″
Daylight hours: 11 hours

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

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August Weather in Niue

Warm and dry, August is a popular month to travel to Niue. When New Zealand and Australia are experiencing their coldest month, the masses flock to Niue to escape the cold.

Average temperature: 25°C/77°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Average sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Average rainfall: 124mm/4.9″
Daylight hours: 11 hours

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

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September Weather in Niue

With longer daylight hours, September is a wise choice for travellers to head to Niue with a lower amount of tourists and more time each day to explore the country.

Average temperature: 26°C/79°F in the day, 20°C/68°F at night
Average sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Average rainfall: 138mm/5.4″
Daylight hours: 12 hours

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

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October Weather in Niue

The last month of “winter” in Niue, October wraps up the dry season and generally offers slightly cheaper travel prices than the previous months. The whales have usually gone by the end of October but at least you have the celebrations of Consitution Day to look forward to.

Average temperature: 27°C/81°F in the day, 21°C/70°F at night
Average sea temperature: 25°C/77°F
Average rainfall: 121mm/4.8″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

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November Weather in Niue

November is the first month of the wet season in Niue where temperatures are on the rise and so is precipitation. Since rainfalls are often short due to the geography of the island and prices get much lower, it is a favourite time to visit Niue amongst savvy travellers. Some of the last village show days of the year happen in November.

Average temperature: 27°C/81°F in the day, 22°C/72°F at night
Average sea temperature: 26°C/79°F
Average rainfall: 156mm/6.1″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

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December Weather in Niue

Aside from the obvious busy last couple of weeks, December in Niue is relatively quiet. The weather is hot and humid and makes for a real tropical experience. Check out How to Spend Christmas in Niue if you plan on spending the holidays in Niue.

Average temperature: 28°C/82°F in the day, 22°C/72°F at night
Average sea temperature: 26°C/79°F
Average rainfall: 161mm/6.3″
Daylight hours: 13 hours

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

More About the Weather in Niue

That’s it for our Niue weather by month guide. You might also find The Complete Travel Guide to Niue pretty useful, as well as the 31 Tips for Travelling in Niue.

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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