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The climate of Kosrae (Micronesia)
Kosrae is the most easterly situated federal state of the federal states of Micronesia. Besides the main island of Kosrae this state consists of five smaller islands, the best known is Lelu. The capital and the largest city in this federal state of Tofol. The Innem River flows through the main island. A tourist information center, a library and a small hospital can be found in the capital. It was formerly part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1945). In 1986 the federal state joined Micronesia again. Most of the tourists that travel here come here to go diving. Kosrae is the smallest of the four federal states. Kosrae has a tropical rainforest climate with extremely high precipitation figures. Kosrae gets more than 5,000 millimeters of annual rain. Temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius on average all year round. The trade wind offers some cooling. During the second part of the year there is a 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 Kosrae
Please, bear in mind 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 30 24 5 21 28
February 30 24 5 19 28
March 30 24 6 20 28
April 30 23 6 20 29
May 30 23 5 21 29
June 30 23 5 19 29
July 30 22 5 22 29
August 31 22 6 22 29
September 31 22 6 20 29
October 31 22 5 21 29
November 31 22 5 20 29
December 30 23 5 21 29
= 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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