Fiji – a beachside holiday retreat
Fiji – a place bestowed with high consistency in temperature throughout the year, can be visited anytime the traveller wants to. Fiji has a warm tropical climate ideal for beachside holidays and is one of the most sought after holiday destinations. The most ideal month for holidaying in Fiji is from late march through early December to enjoy the tropical weather to the fullest. The temperature attains its peak at 80 degree Fahrenheit while the challenging tropical storms are prevalent from November to April. Between July and September occurs the peak season wherein dry and sunny weather prevails. To witness the best of Fiji experience, it is ideal to visit Fiji anytime from July to September, but the challenge being sky-rocketing prices during this period of the year in Fiji. Fiji has short shoulder seasons starting from may and ends as early as end of June, yet it is the ideal time to visit Fiji since huge crowds are about to leave or already left Fiji.
Weather and Climate
The mean high temperature of Fiji ranges from 28°C (83°F) during the austral winter which prevail in the month June through September to 31°C (88°F) during the summer months from December through March. Throughout the year, the average evenings in Fiji are warm and cosy with the temperature ranging from 21°C to 28°C (70°F-82°F). The current forecast of Fiji can be availed from the Fiji Meteorological Service (www.met.gov.fi).
Summers in Fiji
The local weather trends have become more unpredictable in the last two decades. Nevertheless, natives witness a cooler and more pleasant dry weather during the austral winter that begins from June through September. During these months, there is a consistency in winter trade wind blows, which brings in a typical tropical weather. Austral summer prevails from November through September wherein the season is warmer and more humid. An air-conditioned bungalow or a hotel room can prove to be a luxury for this season has some of the intense sun shines and rainfalls intermittently. Fortunately, these fluctuations last for not more than a day or two. Even if any of the traveller get caught into this, hotel experts and local people are always there to rescue their entrapped visitors.
Important things to consider
An important thing to note here is that higher the altitude, lower is the temperature. The traveller can expect to be welcomed by a cooler weather when going uphill than they would experience on the coast.
Selection of location in Fiji based on weather
It is also crucial to take into consideration, the part of Fiji Island to be visited. Since moist trade winds blow from the east often the high, mountainous islands on the eastern part seem to be wetter throughout the year than the western part of the island. Suva, a place nearby the south-eastern shore of Viti Levu receives significantly better rains than Nadi, on the dryer side of the Island. Hence, the western part of Viti Levu houses most of Fiji’s resorts.