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Best Time to Visit Solomon Islands in 2024 for diving, cultural experiences, and nature explorations. Solomon Islands Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Solomon Islands

  • Optimal: June to September (dry season and best for outdoor activities).
  • For diving: May and November have excellent underwater visibility.
  • Other favorable months: April, October, and December.

Geography facts

  • Location: Oceania, east of Papua New Guinea.
  • Area: 28,400 km².
  • Borders: No land borders; surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.
  • Landscape: Mostly rugged mountains with some low-lying coral atolls. Highest point: Mount Popomanaseu at 2,332 meters.

Climate

  • Tropical rainforest climate: High temperatures and humidity year-round with a distinct wet and dry season.
  • Wet season: November to April.
  • Dry season: 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) weatherspark.com

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • Hot and humid: Daytime temperatures average around +31°C (88°F) and night temperatures +24°C (75°F).
  • High precipitation: Around 300 mm of rainfall.
  • Best for: Exploring cultural sites and museums.

February

  • Continued wet season: Daytime temperatures remain around +31°C (88°F), with similar nighttime temperatures.
  • Rainfall: Approximately 280 mm.
  • Best for: Visiting the capital, Honiara, and enjoying indoor activities.
Solomon Islands (c) vsegda-pomnim.com

March

  • Wet season peak: Daytime temperatures at +31°C (88°F) and nights around +24°C (75°F).
  • Heavy rainfall: Up to 310 mm.
  • Best for: Waterfall visits and rainforest explorations.

April

  • Transition to dry season: Temperatures hold steady at +31°C (88°F) during the day and +24°C (75°F) at night.
  • Reduced rainfall: About 250 mm.
  • Best for: Early dry season outdoor activities and beach visits.

May

  • Start of dry season: Day temperatures at +30°C (86°F) and nights around +24°C (75°F).
  • Moderate rainfall: Approximately 200 mm.
  • Best for: Diving and snorkeling with excellent visibility.

June

  • Dry season: Daytime averages around +29°C (84°F) and nights +23°C (73°F).
  • Lower rainfall: Around 150 mm.
  • Best for: Hiking and outdoor adventures.
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

July

  • Cooler dry season: Day temperatures at +29°C (84°F) and nights around +22°C (72°F).
  • Minimal rainfall: About 130 mm.
  • Best for: Nature explorations and bird watching.

August

  • Dry and pleasant: Daytime temperatures average +29°C (84°F), nights +22°C (72°F).
  • Low precipitation: Around 140 mm.
  • Best for: Beach holidays and diving.

September

  • End of dry season: Day temperatures around +30°C (86°F) and nights +23°C (73°F).
  • Slight increase in rain: About 160 mm.
  • Best for: Combining beach visits with cultural tours.
Solomon Islands (c) www.odt.co.nz

October

  • Transition to wet season: Daytime averages +30°C (86°F) and nights +23°C (73°F).
  • Increased rainfall: Around 220 mm.
  • Best for: Late-season diving and exploring local markets.

November

  • Start of wet season: Day temperatures around +31°C (88°F), night temperatures +24°C (75°F).
  • High rainfall: About 250 mm.
  • Best for: Diving and underwater photography.

December

  • Peak wet season: Daytime averages around +31°C (88°F), nights +24°C (75°F).
  • Heavy rainfall: Approximately 280 mm.
  • Best for: Enjoying the lush green landscapes and festive events.

The Solomon Islands offer diverse activities and experiences throughout the year, making it a versatile destination. While the dry season from June to September is ideal for outdoor adventures and diving, the wet season also provides unique opportunities to explore the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of the islands.

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