As the capital city of Fiji, Suva weather has a tropical rainforest climate typical of islands in the South Pacific. Located 2,000 km northeast of New Zealand’s North Island, Suva experiences rain quite often during the year. Visitors to the island should always be prepared for rain.
The total rainfall averages 3,000 mm of rain per year, with June and July being the driest months. July averages 127 mm on an annual basis. Months with the greatest rainfall are March and December with the December through April period being the rainiest months of the year. During the rainy season, rain will fall in showers every day.
Temperatures on the tropical island are fairly constant the year long. The temperature averages between 22 and 28 degrees Celsius. The coolest months are July and August when the temperature averages between 26 and 20 degrees Celsius. The warmest months of the year are December and January when the temperature can hit 35 degree Celsius, during Fiji’s summer.
The other consideration for weather is the location of Fiji in the tropics. These islands are closer to the equator than many areas and even the most hardy traveler will burn after little exposure. Always wear a good sun protection cream when going outside for any length of time. Remember that necks, ears and even areas with hair can burn readily and are some of the most uncomfortable to deal with.
Tropical areas are known for their problems with fungus. The fungus just consumes materials made out of animal products including leathers and cottons. Look through one of the travel guides on Fiji about the best types of clothing to bring. Some seasons are less a problem than others.
It is a good idea to always bring with you in a backpack a change of clothes if going any distance away from your lodgings. This will give you something to change into should you experience a downpour or have problems with the local fungus. Persons allergic to fungus should consult with their doctor and read travel guides about safe areas. The cities and exterior beaches are the safest places for these travellers on their Suva holidays.