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The climate of The Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)
The Marquesas Islands are a group of islands which are part of French Polynesia. The largest island of this archipelago is Nuku Hiva. The best known island is probably Hiva Oa. On Hiva Oa both the painter Paul Gaugain and the singer Jacques Brel spent their last days. The Marquesas Islands are divided into the northern and the southern Marquesas. The archipelago consists of 13 main islands and a large number of smaller islands. The administrative capital is Taiohae which is located on Nuku Hiva.
The largest part of the Marquesas Islands enjoy a tropical rainforest climate with a lot of precipitation all year round. Most of the rain falls during the local summer. The parts that have lower precipitation figures have a tropical monsoon climate. Because of the northerly situation of the archipelago there is no risk of tropical storms and hurricanes.

 

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