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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 and hurricanes.

 

Climate information
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

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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