The climate of Micronesia
Micronesia is a country in the Pacific Ocean and is part of the
Oceania region. Micronesia consists of 607 islands spread out within
an area of 2,900 kilometers. Micronesia consists only of 720 square
kilometers and has an impressive 6,112 kilometers of coastline. This
islands vary from mountainous volcanic islands to coral atolls and
volcanic peaks that can be seen only just above the ocean surface.
Climate information of places and areas in Micronesia
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific
information about weather and climate can be found on the climate
pages per area or town. As for Micronesia the following climate
information is available:
Micronesia has a tropical climate with high precipitation figures all
year round. Maximum temperatures are 30-31 degrees Celsius, during the
coldest part of the night temperatures are 21-25 degrees Celsius. The
islands of Micronesia get 3,000-8,000 millimeters of annual rain on
average. The islands situated in the east are the wettest. Both the
amount as well as the frequency of tropical showers decrease the
further you travel to the west. The federal states of
Kosrae are among the wettest areas in the world.
Because all of the islands within Micronesia are small there is an
ever blowing sea breeze. From December till June there is an ever
blowing north easterly trade wind. During this period there is an
increasing risk of tropical storms or even hurricanes on most of the
islands. Most of the inhabited islands are situated on the southern
border of the hurricane zone; there is a risk of hurricanes here from
October/November till June.
Spread out over Micronesia several different climate figures and
temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital
Palikir and cannot be seen as an average for the country. Please,
visit the individual climate pages for figures on other places and
regions in Micronesia
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The information below is an average for the
capital Palikir. Please, visit the individual climate pages for
figures on other places and regions in Micronesia.
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