Climate and Average Weather in Micronesia

Micronesia has a tropical climate type with large amounts of rain throughout the year. Temperatures are tropical with maximum temperatures of around 30-31 degrees Celsius (86-88 degrees Fahrenheit. Minimum temperatures are not much lower with 22 to 26 degrees Celsius (71-79°F) as the lowest temperature in a day.

On average, the islands of Micronesia record as much as three thousand to more than eight thousand millimeters (118-314 inch) of rain per year. The eastern islands are the wettest. Both the amount of rain and the frequency of tropical showers decreases as you move further west.

On the islands of Micronesia, due to its small size, a refreshing ocean breeze is often felt. From December to mid-year there is almost always a stronger trade wind, which usually blows from the northeast. During this period, there is also an increasing risk of tropical storms or even hurricanes on most of the Micronesian islands. Hurricanes can occur from October/November to June.

The best travel time for a holiday in Micronesia is from January to April. This is the driest time of the year. For the westernmost islands of Micronesia, the period February to April is the best time to visit. If you want to visit the central or eastern islands, choose the period January to March.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Places in Micronesia

Select a city to see its average temperature, precipitation and hours of sunshine over the year.

Islands of Micronesia