At Polynesian latitudes, it is summer all year round! However, you can distinguish two main “seasons”, dry and rainy. The first lasts from March to November and has temperatures of between 22° and 27°C; the second, from December to late February, is a little warmer (between 25° and 35°C), but also subject to tropical showers, which are like hot showers which rarely last longer than 30 minutes.
The temperature may appear high, but the trade winds from the Pacific blow all the time and refresh the air of the islands beautifully.
Being much further from the Equator, the archipelagos furthest to the south, the Austral and Gambier Islands, have cooler temperatures than the Society and Marquesas Islands. As for the Tuamotu archipelago, it enjoys record-breaking sunshine, reaching nearly 3,000 hours of sun per year.
The vegetation is particularly luxuriant during the rainy season, or season of plenty, between the months of November and March. This is also the best time for those who love to sample new tastes as all the tropical fruit are ripe.