Tarawa weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Tarawa

The best time to visit in Tarawa in Kiribati is from January until December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Tarawa is 29°C in May and the lowest is 28°C in January. The water temperature is around 31°C.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Tarawa or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Tarawa by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 28 28 28 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 28
Water temp. (°C) 31 31 30 30 31 31 30 30 30 31 30 30
Precipitation (mm) 99 77 141 68 54 56 62 62 56 46 42 98

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14 day weather forecast Tarawa

The weather for in Tarawa will be around 28° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
28°
29° 1.3 mm 30% 8 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 0.9 mm 25% 6 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 5.9 mm 65% 6 m/s 2
Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 10.3 mm 75% 5 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 5.4 mm 65% 6 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
28°
29° 4.8 mm 60% 7 m/s 2
Sunday 12 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 2.1 mm 40% 7 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
28°
29° 17.9 mm 85% 5 m/s 2
Tuesday 14 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
28°
29° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Wednesday 15 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 1.5 mm 35% 3 m/s 2
Thursday 16 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
29° 3.3 mm 50% 3 m/s 3
Friday 17 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
28°
29° 0.7 mm 20% 6 m/s 3
Saturday 18 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
28°
29° 0.9 mm 25% 7 m/s 3
Sunday 19 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
28°
29° 2.4 mm 45% 5 m/s 3

Climate Tarawa

The average annual temperature for Tarawa is 28° degrees and there is about 858 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 158 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Tarawa

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 28 28 28 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 28
Night temp. (°C) 28 27 27 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
Water temp. (°C) 31 31 30 30 31 31 30 30 30 31 30 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 99 77 141 68 54 56 62 62 56 46 42 98
Days with rain 15 13 18 19 17 16 16 14 13 13 10 15
Dry days 16 15 13 11 14 14 15 17 17 18 20 16
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Tarawa weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Tarawa? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Tarawa?

Tarawa is located in Kiribati. It lies in a straight line at 8,763 miles from London.

The coordinates of Tarawa are:

  • Latitude: 1.35
  • Longitude: 173.038889

The GPS coordinates are 1° 21' N, 173° 2' E

How long is the flight to Tarawa?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Tarawa is approximately 17 h. 40 min.

What are the nearest airports to Tarawa?

These are the airports closests to Tarawa:

  • Bonriki International Airport (8 mi) – Tarawa

How many inhabitants are there in Tarawa?

Tarawa has approximately 28,802 inhabitants.

How big is Tarawa?

The area of Tarawa is around 2,524 mi².

What is the currency of Tarawa?

In Tarawa the Australian dollar (AUD) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 6 December 2021

  • 1 Australian dollar = 1.82 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.55 Australian dollar
  • 10 Australian dollar = 18.20 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 5.49 Australian dollar
  • 100 Australian dollar = 182.01 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 54.94 Australian dollar

What is the area code of Tarawa?

The area code to call Tarawa is +686.