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
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.
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
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
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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