The climate of Papeete (French Polynesia)
Papeete is the capital and the largest city of French Polynesia.
Papeete is located in the island Tahiti. The city has more than
100,000 inhabitants, a large part of them come from France. It is the
primary center of Tahitian and French Polynesian public and private,
governmental, commercial, industrial and financial services, the hub
of French Polynesian tourism and a commonly used port of call. The
international airport of Papeete is the only connection to other
countries. If you travel to French Polynesia you will almost always
have to do so via Papeete.
According to the Köppen-Geiger climate
classification Papeete has a tropical monsoon climate (type Am).
Daytime temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius. During the night
temperatures slowly drop to 20-22 degrees Celsius. Papeete gets 1,900
millimeters of annual precipitation on average. Rain mostly falls in
the form of showers. However, during the monsoon there is a chance of
longer rainy periods. December, January and February are the wettest
months with about 300 millimeters of rain per month.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Papeete:
Please, note that local deviations may occur.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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