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Usual weather in Vanuatu

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Vanuatu? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.


What weather to expect in Vanuatu

The climate of Vanuatu is tropical, weather is moderated by southeast winds from May to October. There is moderate rainfall from November to April. Vanuatu may be affected by cyclones from December to April.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Aneityum, Aniwa, Epi Island, Espiritu Santo, Ireupuow, Lenakel, Lowanatom, Luganville, Malampa, Penama, Port Vila, Sanma, Shefa, Tafea, Tanna, Torba, White Grass, White Sands.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is March, the average maximum temperature is 30.8 ℃ (87.44 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉). The coldest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 19.3 ℃ (66.74 ℉). The most rainy month here is March, the average number of rainy days is 20.7. The least rainy month here is September, the average number of rainy days is 11.1.

When travelling to some places in Vanuatu, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Tabwemasana (1877 m) and the lowest point is Pacific Ocean (0 m). So the differences in altitudes in this country are not negligible and you should expect the weather to be different in places in different altitudes. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Vanuatu. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in January is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in January is 30.6 ℃ (87.08 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.5 ℃ (74.3 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.15 ℃ (86.27 ℉). At the end of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.35 ℃ (86.63 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 20.5. The average rainfall is 289.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:10 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:04 and at the end of the month 12:53.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in February is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in February is 30.1 ℃ (86.18 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.35 ℃ (86.63 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.45 ℃ (86.81 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 20. The average rainfall is 310.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:53 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:40 and at the end of the month 12:26.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in March is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in March is 30.8 ℃ (87.44 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.45 ℃ (86.81 ℉). At the end of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.15 ℃ (86.27 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 20.7. The average rainfall is 330.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:26 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:11 and at the end of the month 11:56.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in April is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in April is 29.5 ℃ (85.1 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.6 ℃ (72.68 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.15 ℃ (86.27 ℉). At the end of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 17.7. The average rainfall is 210.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:56 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:41 and at the end of the month 11:28.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in May is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in May is 28.3 ℃ (82.94 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.7 ℃ (71.06 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉). At the end of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.7 ℃ (81.86 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 17.3. The average rainfall is 150.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:28 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:17 and at the end of the month 11:08.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in June is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in June is 27.1 ℃ (80.78 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.4 ℃ (68.72 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.7 ℃ (81.86 ℉). At the end of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.9 ℃ (80.42 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 15.1. The average rainfall is 158.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:08 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:04 and at the end of the month 11:04.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in July is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in July is 26.7 ℃ (80.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.9 ℃ (67.82 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.9 ℃ (80.42 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.5 ℃ (79.7 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 14.1. The average rainfall is 102.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:04 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:09 and at the end of the month 11:17.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in August is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in August is 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.3 ℃ (66.74 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.5 ℃ (79.7 ℉). At the end of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.35 ℃ (79.43 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 14.3. The average rainfall is 98.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:17 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:28 and at the end of the month 11:42.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in September is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in September is 26.4 ℃ (79.52 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.1 ℃ (68.18 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.35 ℃ (79.43 ℉). At the end of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.95 ℃ (80.51 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 11.1. The average rainfall is 86.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:42 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:56 and at the end of the month 12:11.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in October is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in October is 27.5 ℃ (81.5 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.4 ℃ (68.72 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.95 ℃ (80.51 ℉). At the end of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.3 ℃ (82.94 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 13. The average rainfall is 114.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:11 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:26 and at the end of the month 12:40.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in November is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in November is 29.1 ℃ (84.38 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.2 ℃ (71.96 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.3 ℃ (82.94 ℉). At the end of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.4 ℃ (84.92 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 14.3. The average rainfall is 151 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:40 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:53 and at the end of the month 13:03.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Vanuatu in December is this: The average highest temperature in Vanuatu in December is 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.4 ℃ (84.92 ℉). At the end of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.15 ℃ (86.27 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 16.3. The average rainfall is 191.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:03 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:10 and at the end of the month 13:11.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Vanuatu in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Port Vilatemperature: - highest temperature: 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉)rainfall: 191.6mmrainy days: 16.3
Luganvilletemperature: - highest temperature: 29.4 ℃ (84.92 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.3 ℃ (72.14 ℉)rainfall: 204.5mmrainy days: 15.6
Lakatorotemperature: - highest temperature: 30 ℃ (86 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.3 ℃ (73.94 ℉)rainfall: 144.8mmrainy days: 14.1
Lenakeltemperature: - highest temperature: 30.3 ℃ (86.54 ℉)lowest temperature: 21.3 ℃ (70.34 ℉)rainfall: 75mmrainy days: 8.1
Solatemperature: - highest temperature: 29.9 ℃ (85.82 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉)rainfall: 365.6mmrainy days: 19.3




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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