When the weather gets cold and unpleasant in New Zealand, it’s the ideal time to have a holiday in Niue. From April to November – the dry season – the climate is relatively balmy (by NZ standards) with an average temperature of 24 deg C.
From November, the east-southeast trade winds give way to the variable winds and occasional storms that mark the wet season which lasts until late March. Tropical cyclones occur on average once every seven years, causing considerable damage to both buildings and agriculture.
The average annual temperature on Niue is 25 deg C and humidity peaks at 88%. Average rainfall is 218 cm a year, and it rains about 170 days a year.