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Rarotonga Weather in October, Cook islands

RAROTONGA AVERAGES FOR OCTOBER

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Rarotonga Averages October

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    23°C
    74°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    26°C
    79°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    21°C
    70°F
  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

    25°C
    77°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    12 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    15 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    80 mm

Rarotonga Daily Averages October

October 2024 Daily Averages

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1 Avg 23º 73º
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2 Avg 23º 73º
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3 Avg 23º 73º
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4 Avg 23º 73º
Sat
5 Avg 24º 75º
6 Avg 24º 75º
7 Avg 23º 73º
8 Avg 23º 73º
9 Avg 23º 73º
10 Avg 23º 73º
11 Avg 23º 73º
12 Avg 24º 75º
13 Avg 24º 75º
14 Avg 24º 75º
15 Avg 24º 75º
16 Avg 23º 73º
17 Avg 24º 75º
18 Avg 23º 73º
19 Avg 23º 73º
20 Avg 23º 73º
21 Avg 24º 75º
22 Avg 24º 75º
23 Avg 24º 75º
24 Avg 24º 75º
25 Avg 24º 75º
26 Avg 25º 77º
27 Avg 24º 75º
28 Avg 24º 75º
29 Avg 23º 73º
30 Avg 24º 75º
31 Avg 24º 75º
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What's the weather like in Rarotonga in October

Temperature

Rarotonga starts its slight yearly warming trend in October. Daily average temperatures range from a high of 26C (79F) to a low of 21C (70F), with an overall average of 24C (75F). These temperatures are similar to those in Hawaii and the Marshall Islands. The average sea temperature in Rarotonga is 25C (77F) in October, one of the cooler times of the year but still inviting for swimming and snorkelling in the island's lagoon.

Sunshine Hours

October has some of the year's highest levels of sunshine with an average of 12 hours a day, contrasted by the low of 7 hours a day in January. You'll still see some cloud cover over the interior of the island, but with less density than during rainier periods.

Rainfall

October falls at the end of Rarotonga's dry season (from June to October), so you won't likely be doused by downpours during this month. October has an average of 15 rainy days with an overall average rainfall of 80mm, just slightly higher than the year's low in July with 15 days and 60mm.

Humidity

Humidity is low in October. The average relative humidity in 80%, with humidity of around 84% in the mornings and 74% in the evenings.

Sunrise and Sunset

In October, the duration of daylight is constantly increasing. On October 1, the sun rises at 6:19 am and sets at 6:37 pm, creating 12:17 hours of daylight. On October 31, with the longest daylight of the month, the sun rises at 5:56 am and the sun sets at 6:49 pm, with 12:52 hours of total daylight.

Wind Speed

Coming at the end of the trade-wind period that occurs from May to October, you can expect moderate winds of 5.2 m/s coming from the east.

Extreme Weather

October falls outside the South Pacific's cyclone season from November to April. Even during the storm season, Rarotonga is are less likely to get hit by the tropical cyclones that strike locations such as New Caledonia and Vanuatu. When Rarotonga is hit by the rare cyclone, it can receive winds of up to 55 m/s (124 mph) and experience massive flooding.

Rarotonga Hotels in October

From popular places on the east coast to more-secluded spots on the west side of the island, Rarotonga accommodations offer diverse locations that share sea views in common. To meet budget needs, lodging options range from functional motels to high-end villas.

Moana Sands Beachfront Villas

On a tranquil spot along Rarotonga's southern shore, Moana Sands Beachfront Villas offers two-bedroom villas and apartments with unobstructed ocean views from patios or balconies. Open-plan accommodations have modern décor with Polynesian flair, featuring living and dining areas, kitchenettes and barbecues. It's all steps from white sands and the inviting crystalline waters of the lagoon where snorkelling and kayaking await. Moana Sands is also a seven-minute drive to Wingmore's Waterfall, an inland cascade tucked into lush tropical terrain.    

Crown Beach Resort & Spa

Set in five acres of nature on the sunset coast, Crown Beach Resort & Spa has luxury suites and villas in a botanical setting. Upscale accommodations at the oceanfront adults-only retreat have balconies with dramatic garden or lagoon views. Plunge into a waterfall pool. Stroll across pristine white sands to the shore's edge for world-class snorkelling, diving and kayaking. Enjoy a casual cocktail, live entertainment and Brasserie-style dining with panoramic views at Oceans Restaurant & Bar. For a fine-dining experience, savour innovative cuisine at the elegant Flambé Restaurant. You can also explore the island's culinary scene at leading eateries nearby.

Kura's Kabanas

Nestled on the northern end of famed Muri Beach, Kura's Kabanas offers seclusion in a prime location. Studio bungalows with vaulted ceilings have kitchenettes, dining areas and private furnished patios with magnificent views of the lagoon and coastal islands beyond. The intimate resort is set in a lush patch of nature amid swaying coconut palms and rich native plants. Cook a meal at barbecue facilities and explore the lagoon with free-use kayaks and outrigger canoes. On land, the popular restaurants, bars and shops of Muri Beach are all within walking distance.

Sea Breeze Bungalow

Perched on the northeastern tip of Rarotonga's coast, Sea Breeze Bungalow has bright functional apartments in a prime location. Accommodations with private bathrooms and ocean views are set against a stunning mountain backdrop and lie just steps from the sea. Hop on a free-use bicycle to explore the restaurants and shops of the surrounding Avarua district. It's a seven-minute drive to the colourful stalls and lively vendor huts of bustling Punanga Nui Market. It's also a four-minute drive to the Cook Islands National Museum, housing exhibitions of traditional art, weapons and clothing that spotlight local heritage.

Rarotonga Beach for October

Avaavaroa Beach

With a dense line of lush palm trees that come close to the waterline, Avaavaroa Beach provides shade from the morning sun. The lush backdrop bordering shimmering lagoon waters also makes the spot perfect for dramatic photos in a romantic setting. Rarely crowded, the slender sliver of beach offers a secluded escape that contrasts more crowded spots on the southern shore. Avaavaroa is also far enough west for you to enjoy fiery sunsets.

Bars and Restaurants

Eat healthy with gourmet vegetarian fare, savour a grilled-to-perfection steak or feast on fresh-caught seafood at a beachfront shack. Rarotonga's bar and restaurant scene offers diverse options that ensure you never need to dine the same way twice. 

Moana Restaurant & Bar

At the upscale Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, Moana Restaurant & Bar specialises in a mixture of international and Pacific-fusion cuisine with a focus on local produce. As "moana" means "ocean" in Maori, the eatery has dramatic sea views from an impressive dining pavilion. On Sunday nights, you can hit the sand and listen to a live string band at a beach barbecue. The restaurant is open daily from 8 am to 9 pm.

The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar

On Rarotonga's sunset coast, the Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar embraces classic South Seas style with vintage ship fittings and seafarer's lanterns. Dine on a wooden deck or right on the sand with a hearty seafood-heavy menu. If an exotic cocktail calls, you can give the house Midori Mango Margarita a try. The Waterline serves lunch from 11:30 am to 2 pm from Tuesday to Friday, and dinner from 6 pm to 11:30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

Captain Andy's Beach Bar & Grill

Named after the region's colourful trader Captain Andy Thomson, Captain Andy's Beach Bar & Grill embodies the late skipper's famed fondness for a laid-back lifestyle. Dine on a wide wooden deck that overlooks the blue waters of the lagoon, or indoors amid an eclectic collection of memorabilia that chronicles the island's history. The all-day menu is as diverse, offering omelettes, pizzas, curries, seafood classics and vegetarian options. Captain Andy's serves daily from 7 am to 9 pm.

The New Place Café

What's the name of that new place? The New Place Café. In the centre of Avarua, the bright and breezy eatery serves on a wooden deck that's shaded by tropical trees. With a focus on healthy eats and vegetarian fare, the menu offers breakfast delights such as smoked-fish bagels and gluten-free banana bread. For lunch try prawn tempura or one of their many curries. The café is open from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm from Monday to Saturday.

Things to do in Rarotonga in October

Paddle to New Places

Islanders have been paddling outrigger canoes in the calm waters that encircle Rarotonga for centuries. You can continue the tradition in a kayak, either solo or in a craft constructed for two. A five-minute drive from the centre of Muri, Tikioki Beach is a great place to explore by kayak. The lagoon waters comprise a marine reserve with magnificent coral and a multitude of fish species. After you've explored, you'd be remiss not to head across the road to Fruits of Rarotonga. The smoothie shop is a local institution and said by many to serve the freshest and coolest tropical refreshments on the island.

Market Meals by Day and Night

The Muri Night Markets is a must-do for foodies, people watchers and lovers of live music. Four nights a week, food stalls offer an eclectic range of cuisine, from contemporary classics such as Cajun chicken to traditional island dishes including grilled fish with pawpaw. You can catch live music on Thursday and Sunday, which also see a greater number of food vendors. The Punanga Nui Market is open from Monday to Saturday -- the day it has the most culinary options with huts serving everything from gourmet seafood to some of the freshest tropical fruit smoothies you can find in the South Seas.

Bounce Around in a Buggy

Off-road adventure probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you dream of a getaway on Rarotonga. But you can bump and jump across the island's interior in a go-kart-style beach buggy. Tours set off from Muri Village and head into the hinterland with culture-rich stops along the way. Tear along trails to a remote facility that produces cold-pressed coconut oil. Ascend rocky terrain to a lookout over the sea at the Avarua Passage where ancient seafarers set off for shores unknown. You can even stop at a golf range to hit a few balls before bouncing your way back to Muri.

See Rarotonga by Bike

Hiring a bicycle is one of the best ways to explore Rarotonga. You can even select an electric ride to aid with the pedalling. However you choose, a bike tour takes you to mountain terrain, through dense forest and across wide plantations to remote villages. Glide along the winding trails of the Ancient Coral Road. Refresh by cool creeks surrounded by unspoiled nature. End your ride with an invigorating plunge into lagoon waters off a deserted beach.