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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5547 posts) 27 Sep '11 07:56

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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone travelled throughout the South Pacific during the wet period (December to March roughly) and if it is really unwise to go there (think high chance of hurricane, cancelled transportataion, closed hotels etc), or just a matter of a few hours of rain each day?

Also, any islands/countries which are more preferred than others during this time?
I am mainly talking about islands like Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa and Tuvalu. So not to far east (French Polynesia or Cook Islands), or closer to Oz: Vanuatu/Solomon Islands/New Caledonia.

Thanks!

Michael.

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member, 611 posts) 27 Sep '11 11:48

We travelled to Fiji in January a few years ago. There had been a cyclone fairly recently and they'd just unboarded windows and stuff, but while we were there, nothing but the odd rain shower in the afternoon.

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member, 623 posts) 27 Sep '11 22:28

Yes I've been to Fiji & Tonga both in February-there may be bad storms or not-it's actually fascinating to feel how cyclones can/will develop as temperatures climb and barometric pressure drops.

Or not-it was happening for a while in Tonga then the pressure changed and all returned to normal.

Mind you normal meant going through three shirts a day but that's life in the tropics.

Anyway if I could do it over again I'd go @ that time again no problem.

Just be aware that there may be services (tours/restaurants) that are closed for the season-especially in Tonga since it's smaller.

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5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5547 posts) 28 Sep '11 02:20

Thanks guys for your answers.

Glad about the answers as well, exactly what I wanted to hear and agree with you SamSalmon: that tropical feeling including storms and torrential rains is something which somehow gives a bonus to a trip.

As long as I can get from A to B and not everything shuts down completely I am fine.

Cheers

Michael.

6. Posted by mathewhogard (Budding Member, 4 posts) 28 Sep '11 23:52

I have went to fiji one time if you compare the climate of fiji to other parts of north America are not extreme. Fiji Climate are cooler from time of May to October.

7. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member, 623 posts) 30 Sep '11 17:44

Quoting jeremyheyes

Still you want to be careful before going to these places. As there is a saying better safe than sorry you need to be 100% sure about the weather before going there.

No one can ever be 100% sure of weather anywhere-if we all used your idea we'd never leave home.

8. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4381 posts) 1 Oct '11 02:01

Quoting SamSalmon

Quoting jeremyheyes

Still you want to be careful before going to these places. As there is a saying better safe than sorry you need to be 100% sure about the weather before going there.

No one can ever be 100% sure of weather anywhere-if we all used your idea we'd never leave home.

Don't bother replying to that account. It's a spammer which threw out a couple of nonsensical one-liners in order to pretend to be legitimate. (Going to delete all its replies now.)