The climate of Pohnpei (Micronesia)
Pohnpei is a federal state in Micronesia and consists of 162 islands.
The capital of this federal state, Kolonia is located on the main
island of Pohnpei. Palikir, which is the capital of the federal states
of Micronesia is also situated on this island. The international
airport of the federal state is situated on the small island of
Deketik, which is connected to the main island by a bridge. Most of
the islands that are part of Pohnpei are uninhabited. However, on a
large number of islands small communities with a maximum population of
500 have formed. Most people live on the main island of Pohnpei.
Pohnpei has a tropical rainforest climate and is among the wettest
places in the world. The main island gets about 5,000-8,000
millimeters of annual precipitation. The temperature of the sea is
pleasantly warm all year round and very suitable for swimming. Daytime
temperatures are 30 degrees Celsius on average. The trade winds offer
cooling. From July till December there is a risk of tropical storms
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Pohnpei
Please, bear in mind that local deviations may occur
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:
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