The climate of Falkland Islands (United
The Falkland Islands are located in the south Atlantic Ocean off the
coast of Argentina. The Falkland Islands consist of two large islands,
East Falkland and West Falkland and are separated by Falkland Sound.
The archipelago furthermore consists of many smaller islands of which
only a few are inhabited. The Falkland Islands have a total population
of about 3,000, most of which live in the capital Stanley on East
Falkland. At the beginning of the 1980s Argentina invaded the islands
which resulted in a war with the United Kingdom. This war only lasted
a month and caused about 1,000 deaths. Because of this war military
personnel is still stationed on the islands. South Georgia and the
South Sandwich Islands are also under the administration of the
Falkland Islands. The Falkland Islands have a cool maritime climate
with precipitation evenly spread out over the year. However, in
December and January precipitation figures are slightly higher. Most
precipitation falls in the form of rain. Snow does fall, but only in
rare cases. The Atlantic Ocean has a tempering effect on the climate
causing extremes in weather to be uncommon. The average annual
temperature is 5.5 degrees Celsius (41.9 degrees Fahrenheit). The
highest temperature on record is 24 degrees Celsius (75.2 degrees
Fahrenheit). The coldest temperature on record is -11 degrees Celsius
(12.2 degrees Fahrenheit). The average humidity figure on the Falkland
Islands is 82%.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate
records. They are an average for the Falkland Islands
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 figures below are for the Falkland Islands.
Please, note that local deviations may occur.
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