Climate

Visit during winter

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 … Read more …

Cyclone recovery

The tropical cyclones that hit Niue once every 7-10 years are part of a pattern of damage and restoration that has been part of life in the South Pacific for time immemorial. Crops are damaged by wind and salt spray, boats and buildings are wrecked, plantations destroyed and water supplies may be contaminated. Food crops … Read more …

Seven, an unlucky number?

Niue normally has a benign climate. But because it sits on the edge of the south west Pacific’s hurricane belt, it is struck at least once every 7-10 years by a tropical cyclone – the catastrophic weather event known in the northern hemisphere as a hurricane. Twentyone tropical cyclones hit Niue between 1905 and 1990, … Read more …