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Solomon Islands Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

Semi-tropical, mainly hot and humid, with little annual variation in temperature. The wet season (November to April) can bring severe tropical storms.

Required clothing

Tropical, lightweights and cottons are recommended. Rainwear from November to April.


The larger of the islands are 145 to 193km (90 to 120 miles) in length, while the smallest are no more than coral outcrops. The terrain is generally quite rugged, with foothills that rise gently to a peak and then fall away steeply to the sea on the other side. The capital of Honiara is situated on Guadalcanal Island, which also has the highest mountain, Mount Makarakombu, at 2,447m (8,028ft). There are a number of dormant volcanoes scattered throughout the archipelago.

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