Map from Google - Niue
The climate of Niue, a South Pacific island located north of the Tropic of Capricorn, therefore in the Southern Hemisphere, is tropical
, with a warmer period, muggy and rainy, from November to April, and a cooler and drier period from May to October, during which the south-east trade winds dominate. During the warmer period, the temperatures hover around 28/29 °C during the day, and around 22/24 °C at night, while in the cool period, daytime temperatures drop to around 25/26 °C, and nighttime temperatures around 20/21 °C. During the warmer period, sometimes the temperature exceeds 35 °C, while in the cool period at night it can drop below 15 °C, especially in July and August.
Here are the average temperatures of the island.
Average temperatures - Alofi
The annual precipitation
amounts to 2,000 millimetres, with a maximum between January and March, when 250/300 mm of rain per month fall. In the relatively dry period, however, there's no shortage of rains: on average, 80/100 mm per month fall even from June to September. Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Alofi
Niue can be affected by tropical cyclones
from November to mid-May, although they are more likely from December to April.
The sea temperature
is always warm enough for swimming, it only goes down to 25 °C from July to October, as we can see in the following table.
Sea temperature - Niue
When to go
The best time to travel to Niue is from mid-May to October
, being the coolest and sunniest. Sometimes it can be a little cool in the evening and at night, so it may be a good idea to bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
What to pack
In winter (June to August): light clothes for the day, a scarf for the breeze, a sweatshirt for the evening, possibly a light raincoat or umbrella.
In summer (December to February): tropics-friendly, loose fitting clothing, sun hat, a scarf for the breeze, a light sweatshirt for the evening, light raincoat or umbrella.