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Best Time to Visit Kiribati in 2024 for Fishing, Snorkeling, and Cultural Tours. Kiribati Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Kiribati

  • Optimal overall: July and August for pleasant weather and water activities.
  • For fishing and snorkeling: May to October offers clear waters and good conditions.
  • Other favorable months: March, April, and November for cultural tours and mild weather.

Geography facts

  • Location: Central Pacific Ocean, part of Micronesia.
  • Area: 811 km² (spread across many islands and atolls).
  • Atolls and Islands: 33, mostly low-lying and coral-made.
  • Unique Feature: Straddles both the equator and the International Date Line.

Kiribati consists of three main island groups: Gilbert Islands, Phoenix Islands, and Line Islands. Its widespread atolls and islands offer expansive marine environments perfect for exploration and cultural immersion.


  • Equatorial/Tropical: Uniform temperatures, high humidity.
  • Seasons: Wet (November to April) and Dry (May to October).
The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. (c)

Monthly Weather Snapshot


  • Weather: Hot and wet, with temperatures around 27-31°C (81-88°F).
  • Activities: Limited due to the rainy season; focus on indoor cultural events.


  • Weather: Similar to January, 27-31°C (81-88°F), with frequent rain showers.
  • Highlights: Continue with indoor and cultural activities.
Kiribati Beaches (c)


  • Weather: Beginning of transitional period, 28-32°C (82-90°F).
  • Ideal for: Starting outdoor activities like visiting historical sites.


  • Weather: Less rainfall, 28-32°C (82-90°F).
  • Activities: Good for snorkeling and exploring the marine life as waters clear up.


  • Weather: Dry season starts, 27-31°C (81-88°F).
  • Best for: Fishing and snorkeling with clearer waters and better sea conditions.


  • Weather: Stable and warm, 27-31°C (81-88°F).
  • Highlights: Perfect for exploring outer islands and engaging in water sports.
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c)


  • Weather: Ideal, 26-31°C (79-88°F).
  • Activities: Optimal time for fishing, snorkeling, and attending local cultural festivals.


  • Weather: Slightly cooler, 26-30°C (79-86°F).
  • Ideal for: Beach activities, water sports, and exploring the culture.


  • Weather: Start of transitional phase, 26-30°C (79-86°F).
  • Activities: Continue enjoying outdoor and marine activities.
Kiribati nature (c) Wikipedia


  • Weather: End of the dry season, 27-31°C (81-88°F).
  • Best for: Last chance for excellent fishing and snorkeling before the rainy season.


  • Weather: Transition to wet season, 27-32°C (81-90°F).
  • Ideal for: Cultural tours as the rainy season begins.


  • Weather: Wet season, 27-32°C (81-90°F).
  • Activities: Focus on cultural events and indoor experiences.

Kiribati offers a unique blend of cultural richness and natural beauty, ideal for travelers seeking to experience authentic Pacific island life. The best times to visit depend on the activities: for water-based activities like fishing and snorkeling, the dry season from May to October is ideal. For cultural tours, the cooler, drier months provide comfortable travel conditions. Each part of the year has something different to offer, making Kiribati a year-round destination for those looking to explore its diverse attractions.

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