The climate in Fiji is tropical and warm all year round with minimal extremes. Warm season in Fiji is between November and April while the cooler season is from May to October. Temperatures in the cold season are still an average of 22 ° C.
Rainfall varies, with heavier rainfall in the warm season, especially indoors. Winds are moderate, although cyclones occur about once a year (10-12 times per decade).
On 20 February 2016, Fiji was hit with full force by Cyclone Winston, the only Category 5 tropical cyclone to make landfall in the nation. Winston destroyed tens of thousands of homes across the island, killing 44 people and causing an estimated FJ 2 billion (US$ 1 billion) in damage.