Tongatapu, Tonga: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2021]

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Traveling to Tongatapu, Tonga? If you're planning to go to Tongatapu, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Tongatapu, Tonga

Based on the climate and weather in Tongatapu, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Tongatapu, Tonga by month

January

January in Tongatapu is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

February in Tongatapu is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

If you go to Tongatapu in March, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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April

If you visit Tongatapu during April, you may find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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May

May in Tongatapu is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

June in Tongatapu is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

In July, Tongatapu is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Tongatapu, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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August

Traveling to Tongatapu in August, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

In September, Tongatapu is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Tongatapu, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

Traveling to Tongatapu in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

If you visit Tongatapu during November, you may see that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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December

December for Tongatapu is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Tongatapu, Tonga

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tongatapu, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adapter that supports outlet types I. This one is sufficent for most countries, but check with your hotel.
  • A SIM card that works in Tongatapu. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some locations you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere
  • Emergency water purifier

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