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The climate of Tuvalu
Tuvalu is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The country, with a population of more than 10,000 is surrounded by other tropical paradises such as Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Wallis and Futuna. Tuvalu is situated just above sea level, just like the Maldives. That’s why the country is very vulnerable to hurricanes. The largest threat is possibly the rise of the sea level during the coming decades caused by global warming. It is even expected that Tuvalu will completely disappear below sea level. This will probably also have consequences for the internet domain .tv which is linked to Tuvalu. If Tuvalu disappears below sea level the domain will probably be canceled by ICANN. The .tv domain is very popular internationally because it is the abbreviation for television. According to the Köppen climate classification Tuvalu has a tropical climate, type AF. Annual temperatures are very constant and precipitation figures are high all year round.


Not many tourists visit the beautiful atolls of Tuvalu. Despite high temperatures (around or just above 30 degrees Celsius during the day and minimum temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius) Tuvalu is quite hard to reach which causes mass tourism to stay away. On the main island of Funafuti several guesthouses can be found and one hotel which is managed by the government. Whoever travels to Tuvalu will be treated to deep blue skies and contrasting bright white clouds. The skies over Tuvalu are hardly ever solid blue so conditions are ideal for photographers. Showers may spontaneously fall from these clouds which makes the weather in Tuvalu very unpredictable.

Bad weather
A day long with bad weather is uncommon on Tuvalu. In general the weather is unstable and unpredictable. It may be dry for several days in a row when there is suddenly a day with tens of millimeters of rain. Rain almost always falls in the form of showers. Tuvalu is fortunate enough to be situated just outside the hurricane zone. However, there is a small risk Tuvalu gets hit by a tropical storm. This risk is much smaller than on the islands south and north of Tuvalu.


Climate figures
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Tuvalu
Please, bear in mind that local deviations may occur

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 31 25 5 18 29
February 31 25 6 18 29
March 31 25 6 20 29
April 31 25 6 19 30
May 31 25 5 18 30
June 31 25 6 19 29
July 31 25 6 20 29
August 31 25 6 20 29
September 31 25 7 19 29
October 31 25 6 19 29
November 31 25 6 18 30
December 31 25 5 17 30
= 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.

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