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:
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
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.
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.
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.
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. “More climate info” is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, it’s up to the reader to use it to it’s benefit.