The climate of Palikir (Micronesia)
Palikir is the capital of Micronesia. However, with a population of
6,000 it isn’t the largest city of the country. Palikir is located on
the Pohnpei Island. Pohnpei is the largest island of Micronesia and
has the most inhabitants. Palikir has been the capital since 1990.
Before 1990 Kolonia was the capital. With an annual precipitation
figure of more than 5,000 millimeters Palikir is among the wettest
capitals in the world. According to the Köppen climate classification
Palikir has a tropical rainforest climate (type Af). Rainfall is quite
evenly spread out over the year. January, February and March are
slightly drier. The tropical weather is characterized by showers,
constant temperatures and longer sunny periods are uncommon.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Palikir
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t 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:
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