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The climate of Hiva Oa (French Polynesia)
Hiva Oa is a small island in the Marques Islands in French Polynesia. The island is mostly known for the fact that the French painter Paul Gaugain spent his last days on the island; he was buried on the island. In the vicinity of his grave the grave of the Belgian singer Jacques Brel can be found who spent his last years on the island as well. A small museum on these two celebrities can be visited on the island. One of the most beautiful spots on the island is the bay in the vicinity of the village of Atuona. From here you have a spectacular view over the rugged volcano peaks on the island.
Hiva Oa has a tropical rainforest climate with high precipitation figures. The average annual temperature during the day is around 30 degrees Celsius. The large amounts of precipitation in combination with high temperatures may cause high humidity figures. Because of the northerly situation of the island there is no risk of tropical storms and hurricanes here.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Hiva Oa:
Please, note that local deviations may occur.

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 24 7 16 28
February 31 24 7 15 28
March 31 24 7 16 28
April 31 24 8 11 29
May 30 24 7 9 28
June 30 24 7 6 28
July 29 23 8 6 28
August 29 23 8 5 27
September 29 23 8 6 27
October 30 23 8 6 27
November 31 23 7 6 28
December 31 24 6 11 28
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 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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