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The climate of Palau
The Republic of Palau, locally known as Balau, is a country in Oceania. Palau is part of the Micronesia Region, a large area in the Pacific Ocean. Palau consists of more than 250 islands of which Babeldoab (Babelthuap) is the largest by far. Unlike most other islands Babeldoab is a mountainous island. The highest point of the island is Mount Ngerchelchuus at 242 meters. Palau has a tropical climate characterized by constant temperatures and large amounts of precipitation, most of which falls in the form of showers. These showers may be heavy and dissolve as rapidly as they started. From May till November precipitation figures are slightly higher. However, during this period precipitation still falls in the form of showers except when a tropical depression passes the archipelago. When this happens it may rain for hours and rainy days occur more often.


Climate information of places and areas in Palau
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific information about weather and climate can be found on the climate pages per area or town. As for Palau the following climate information is available:


Always warm
It is always warm in Palau. Maximum temperatures are 30-31 degrees Celsius all year round. When the sun sets temperatures slowly drop to a minimum of 22-24 degrees Celsius at sunrise. During a rainy day it may be slightly colder. During a sunny day maximum temperatures may even rise to 32-33 degrees Celsius. However, higher temperatures hardly ever occur because of the cooling effect of the ocean and the wind.

Palau is situated on the edge of a region in which there is a risk of hurricanes from the end of October till June. In this region hurricanes are known as typhoons. Within a radius of 300 kilometers from Palau there are two hurricanes per year on average. Most of the hurricanes that pass on the southern edge of the hurricane region are relatively small. Because of this Palau only gets large amounts of precipitation and fierce winds when a hurricane passes. However, sometimes a hurricane passes the northerly situated islands of Palau with all its consequences.


Climate figures
All over Palau several different climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for Ngerulmud and cannot be seen as an average for the country. Please, visit the individual climate pages for figures on other places and regions in Palau.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 31 24 7 20 28
February 31 24 7 17 28
March 31 24 8 17 28
April 31 24 8 16 29
May 31 24 7 17 29
June 31 24 6 18 29
July 31 24 6 19 29
August 31 24 6 20 29
September 31 24 6 17 29
October 31 24 6 19 29
November 31 24 6 18 29
December 31 24 6 20 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 tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The information below is an average for Ngerulmud. Please, visit the individual climate pages for figures on other places and regions in Palau.

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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