Wallis and Futuna – How to get there
Airplane: Aircalin flies to and from New Caledonia three times a week. Two of the flights to Noumea (Necaledonia) land in Nadi (Fiji) between.
Ship: there are no regular ferries and cruises to Wallis and Futuna. The islands are also rarely the destination of private yachts.
Wallis and Futuna climate
All the islands of Wallis and Futuna have a tropical climate due to their proximity to the equator. Accordingly, the weather in the French overseas department is characterized by heat, humidity and humidity throughout the year. The average annual rainfall is 2,500 to 3,000 mm and is thus around four times as high as in Germany. The thermometer shows an average of 27 ° C and varies little over the course of the year. The air humidity reaches approx. 80%.
Wallis and Futuna also have the two typical tropical seasons: the hot and rainy and the cooler and drier.
It is hot and humid between November and April. During this time it is very warm with an average of 30 ° C and heavy rainfall is to be expected, which mainly occurs in the late afternoon and early evening. As Wallis and Futuna are in the path of tropical cyclones, there is a risk that cyclones could hit the islands during this period.
When the prevailing wind direction turns to the southeast, the cooler and drier season begins, which lasts from May to October. The temperatures are milder then. On average they are only 25 ° C. At the same time, the sun shines much more often. In addition, the humidity decreases so that the humidity is no longer felt to be quite so oppressive. Rainfall is less severe and rarer during these months. But even then, showers and thunderstorms have to be expected again and again. For more information about the continent of Oceania, please check cheeroutdoor.com.