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Climate and Average Weather in Tokelau

Tokelau has a tropical rain forest climate with very constant temperatures year round. The average maximum daytime temperature is almost always around 31°C and night temperatures bottom out at about 25°C. Trade winds often provide a pleasant breeze on Tokelau.

Annual average precipitation is high with about 3000 mm of rain. The weather is quite unpredictable, as is the expected rainfall amount. A clear blue sky can turn into thick rain clouds from which a heavy downpour falls within half an hour or sometimes even faster. The wettest days sometimes reach as much as seventy or even eighty millimeters of rain. The chance of heavy showers is greater from October through March. After that, the chance of prolonged rain and heavy showers decreases.

Tokelau, which consists of 3 atolls, is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is an overseas territory of New Zealand. Due to the fact that Tokelau is at most a little bit above sea level, makes the archipelago especially vulnerable to climate change. Sea level rise threatens Tokelau's survival. The combination of sinking islands with increasingly frequent storms makes Tokelau especially vulnerable.

The best time to visit Tokelau is from mid-May through October. This is the somewhat drier season and also the period outside of hurricane season. Hurricane season begins in November and lasts until mid-May. During those months there is a chance of tropical cyclones forming over the warm sea water. Tokelau lies just within the path through which cyclones pass.

Are you interested in more detailed information for various cities in Tokelau?
Please select the city you plan to visit, or one closest to your destination. For each selected city, you will see the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

Places in Tokelau

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