As a tropical island situated no more than 33 miles south of the equator, Nauru experiences a constant hot and humid climate that averages 77°F throughout the year. The island’s two main seasons are wet from November to October and dry between March and October.
Northeast trade winds help cool the island slightly during the dry season, especially along the coast. Nauru rarely gets serious typhoons due to its location far from both the northern and southern hemisphere cyclone belts, but the low-lying coastal lands where most Nauruans live are subject to flooding and tidal surges.
Best Time to Visit Nauru
The best time to visit Nauru is during the island’s dry season, which begins in March and ends in October. These are also the months when the northeast trade winds are most effective at cooling off the heat on this island whose average humidity is 80 percent and the weather is most pleasant.
The westerly monsoon ushers in the November to February rainy season, but fortunately, Nauru’s location far from both Pacific Ocean cyclone belts means the island is rarely prone to serious typhoons. Visitors should bring light sweaters or jackets to wear at night after the island’s hot daytime temperatures drop. There may be only two major hotels on the island, but since Nauru receives an average of less than 20 tourists per month, you'll rarely have trouble obtaining a room, even during the height of the dry season.