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Tuvalu Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

The climate is humid and hot with a mean annual temperature of 30°C (86°F) and comparatively little seasonal variation. March to October tends to be cooler and more pleasant, whilst some discomfort may be experienced during the wet season from November to February.

Required clothing

Lightweight for summer, rainwear for the wet season.

Geography

Tuvalu (formerly the Ellice Islands) is a scattered group of nine small atolls in the western Pacific Ocean extending about 560km (350 miles) from north to south. Nearest neighbours are Fiji (to the south), Kiribati (north) and the Solomon Islands (west). The main island, Funafuti, is also the capital and lies 1,920km (1,200 miles) north of Suva, Fiji.