Climate & when to go
Sitting just south of the equator, Tokelau is truly tropical, with an average temperature of 28°C and heavy but irregular rainfall. It's at the northern limit of the South Pacific cyclone zone, so tropical storms are rare but certainly not unknown - the most recent was Cyclone Percy in 2005.
The best months to travel to Tokelau are from April to October. Between November and January, ships are usually full of scholarship students and other Tokelauans living abroad, returning to spend Christmas with their families. December to March is cyclone season, when the trip from Samoa could be rough.