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The climate of Penrhyn (Cook Islands)
Penrhyn is a small atoll which is part of the Cook Islands. The atoll is home to 200 people and it is the most remotely located atoll of the Cook Islands. The atoll consists of 19 small islands, the highest of which is located at an altitude of only 5 meters above sea level. The Penrhyn atoll was discovered by Europeans at the end of the 18th century after which Christianity was promoted here. Several years later most inhabitants were sold as slaves by the missionaries in order to build churches on the atoll. Until 1980 Penrhyn was part of the Guano Islands Act, a military claim by the United States of America. The only source of income is pearl diving. Penrhyn has a tropical rainforest climate with high precipitation figures all year round. Because of its northerly location there is no risk of tropical storms and hurricanes here. Temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round. The ever blowing trade winds offer some cooling. The temperature of the sea is pleasantly high all year round and very suitable for swimming.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Penrhyn:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 31 25 6 17 29
February 30 24 6 16 29
March 31 25 6 18 29
April 31 25 6 12 29
May 31 25 6 9 29
June 31 24 7 6 29
July 30 24 8 6 28
August 30 24 7 4 28
September 30 24 7 6 28
October 31 24 7 5 29
November 31 24 7 6 29
December 31 25 6 12 29
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-2 inches ● = 2-12 inches ● = 12-24 inches ● = 25-40 inches ● = 41-80 inches ● = over 80 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít 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:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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