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Afatauri, French Polynesia

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The climate of Afatauri

Perched comfortably in French Polynesia, Afatauri enjoys the tropical virtues of the Af or "Tropical rainforest climate" of the Köppen Climate Classification. This denotes high humidity coupled with sweltering temperatures all through the year. Weather swings are minimal, and the weather greeting visitors, regardless of the season, is principally hot and muggy, with high relative humidity levels that barely fluctuate from 78 to 80% throughout the year.

Notably, the area is embroiled in relentless bouts of rainfall, with 221mm (8.7") being the smallest amount in any one month, seen in March. About 29 days per month see rainfall in January, reducing only slightly to around 17 days per month in August. The end of the year plays host to maximum precipitation; December averaging at 246mm (9.69") over 26.7 days. If one's eyes turn to the heavens, the clouds are ever-present covering nearly 50% of the sky on average, maintaining a consistent pattern year-round.

Temperature readings in Afatauri have essentially mastered the art of stability. Highs remain bound between 24.6°C (76.3°F) in August and 27.3°C (81.1°F) in March, while lows fluctuate subtly from 23.5°C (74.3°F) in August to 26.2°C (79.2°F) from March to April. Wind speeds hardly rupture their peaceful gait, maintaining a mellow trend from 18.3km/h (11.4mph) in March to 24.6 in July. The UV Index doesn't dramatically veer from its median value, maintaining a reading between 6 and 7 throughout the year.

The best time to visit Afatauri

Those with a penchant for sunshine should set sights on Afatauri in January and December, duly termed the sunniest months with 9 hours of sunshine per day. Similarly, the vision is clearest between February and November with visibility stretching up to 10km (6.2mi). If exploring in comfortable temperatures is more inviting, the degrees recorded from July to October are ideally in the range of 24.6°C (76.3°F) to 25.1°C (77.2°F), marking the high and 23.5°C (74.3°F) to 24.1°C (75.4°F), marking the low.

The worst time to visit Afatauri

Visitors seeking to avoid heavy showers should steer clear of January and December, both of which record heavy rainfall exceeding 200mm (7.87"). Moreover, they also boast a maximum number of rainfall days, pushing past 25 days each month. While temperatures throughout the year hardly falter, highs in March, scaling up to 27.3°C (81.1°F), might discourage those who are less tolerant to the heat.

Spring weather in Afatauri

Spring descends mildly onto Afatauri. Temperature highs from March to May gravitate from 27.3°C (81.1°F) to 26.4°C (79.5°F) while the lows gently go down from 26.2°C (79.2°F) to 25.8°C (78.4°F). The quantum of rainfall, which languishes around 221mm (8.7") in March, sees a decisive drop by May, dancing around the 87mm (3.43") mark. However, the days remain largely cloud-covered with nearly 44% cloud cover.

Summer weather in Afatauri

The summer months from June to August witness the mercury rest between 25.8°C (78.4°F) in June and 24.6°C (76.3°F) in August for the highs and 24.7°C (76.5°F) in June to 23.5°C (74.3°F) in August for the lows. Mirroring the dip, rainfall also melts down to 45mm (1.77") by July from 66mm (2.6") in June. A slight uptick, however, glimmers in August with 40mm (1.57") of rain.

Autumn weather in Afatauri

Autumn rolls in with temperature highs sluggishly rising from 24.6°C (76.3°F) to 25.1°C (77.2°F) from September to November and lows steadfast from 24.1°C (75.4°F) in September to 25.1°C (77.2°F) in November. The rainfall begins its climb once more, beginning at 50mm (1.97") in September and crossing 132mm (5.2") by November.

Winter weather in Afatauri

Winter in Afatauri plays host to warming climes, with temperatures from December to February pulsating between 26.8°C (80.2°F) to 27°C (80.6°F) for the highs and 25.1°C (77.2°F) to 27.2°C (81°F) for the lows. The rainfall too, takes an ascending trend, from 132mm (5.2") in November to a dominating 246mm (9.69") in December, before preserving at 234mm (9.21") in January. On most days, the skies remain shrouded in clouds boasting nearly 47% to 48% cloud coverage.

Weather in January

The opening month of the year in Afatauri, French Polynesia, starts mainly mild with intense winds gusting up to 29Kph. This phase doesn’t visibly change as during the last month of the preceding year. Expect extended cloud cover and high relative humidity this January. Weather in January »

Weather in February

Not much changes as the second month of the year rolls in with February in Afatauri almost mirroring the weather conditions of January. The weather remains primarily stable with frequent rain showers. A notable increase in wind speeds is experienced, with the average speed reaching 22.1Kph. Weather in February »

Weather in March

The first month of the autumn, March, is also a moderately hot month in Afatauri, French Polynesia, with an average temperature ranging between max 27.3°C (81.1°F) and min 26.2°C (79.2°F). With average high and low temperatures of 27.3°C (81.1°F) and 26.2°C (79.2°F) respectively, March is Afatauri's warmest month. March's heat index is appraised at a tropical 30°C (86°F). Weather in March »

Weather in April

April weather in Afatauri begins with a noticeable decrement of rainfall, average rainfall receding to 150mm (5.91"), making it a considerably drier month compared to the first quarter of the year. April temperatures continue to act gently, with very little fluctuation, preserving the comfortable ambiance of the previous months. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May ushers in a peak season for the sunshine seekers with an increasing number of sunshine days. Despite the consistent decrease in daylight hours, Afatauri experiences an overall improvement in weather conditions in the month of May. Weather in May »

Weather in June

The halfway mark of the year introduces slightly cooler temperatures in June with lower rainfall levels. While daylight hours remain static, the month of June offers a significant reduction in humidity. This weather characteristic renders favorable outdoor conditions within Afatauri. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July introduces midyear atmospheric stability with relatively calm and predictable weather conditions in Afatauri. The atmospheric pressure increases presenting an especially placid climate. July is marked by a substantial increase in the number of sunshine days compared to the previous months. Weather in July »

Weather in August

As August starts, the air pressure continues to increment, setting a new high at 1015.1mb, guaranteeing a month of calm and temperate weather. The weather remains constant and tolerable, repeating the bathing-friendly temperatures of the preceding months. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September indicates a turning point with a gradual increment in rainfall, adversely heightening the air pressure. Sunshine hours slowly return to their earlier benchmarks and daylight hours begin to rise. A slightly cooler but still comfortable temperature accompanies the subtle changes in precipitation. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October in Afatauri marks a return to more intensive rainfall patterns compared to the previous months, and a remarkable increase in sunshine hours. The atmospheric pressure drops off, indicating a swift climate transition, but temperatures remain comfortably static. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November heightens both wind and rainfall patterns, ensuring consistent bright days and breezy evenings. Surprisingly, there are fewer sunshine days in November as compared to October, reducing the opportunities for full sun exposure. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December presents the most substantial rainfall average in Afatauri, standing at 246mm (9.69"), and maintaining the temperature range close to that of November. A marginal increase in relative humidity accompanies the growing rain showers, providing rich festive season weather. Weather in December »
Updated: Feb 1, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What are the least humid months in Afatauri?

January, March and April, with an average relative humidity of 78%, are the least humid months in Afatauri, French Polynesia.

How many days does it rain in Afatauri?

In Afatauri, during the entire year, the rain falls for 272.6 days and collects up to 1577mm (62.09") of precipitation.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Afatauri?

January through May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Afatauri.

What are the warmest months in Afatauri?

March stands out as Afatauri's warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 27.3°C (81.1°F) and a low-temperature of 26.2°C (79.2°F).

What is the month with the shortest days in Afatauri?

The month with the shortest days is June, with an average of 11h and 6min of daylight.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Afatauri?

June through November, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Afatauri.

What is the coldest time of year in Afatauri?

The coldest period in Afatauri, French Polynesia, falls in August and September, when the average high-temperature reaches 24.6°C (76.3°F).

What are the most humid months in Afatauri?

The months with the highest humidity in Afatauri are August, October and November, with an average relative humidity of 80%.

What is the driest month in Afatauri?

The month with the least rainfall in Afatauri is August, when the rain falls for 17.3 days and typically collects 40mm (1.57") of precipitation.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Afatauri?

August has the least sunshine of the year in Afatauri, French Polynesia, with an average of 5.6h of sunshine.

What is the wettest month in Afatauri?

December is the month with the most rainfall in Afatauri. Rain falls for 26.7 days and accumulates 246mm (9.69") of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Afatauri?

December has the longest days of the year in Afatauri, with an average of 13h and 12min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Afatauri?

Afatauri, French Polynesia, does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). -10 timezone is used throughout the entire year.

What month has the most sunshine in Afatauri?

The month with the most sunshine in Afatauri is December, with an average of 9.2h of sunshine.

Average temperature
Afatauri, French Polynesia

Average temperature - Afatauri, French Polynesia

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (27.3°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are August and September (24.6°C).

The months with the highest average low temperature are March and April (26.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (23.5°C).

Average pressure
Afatauri, French Polynesia

Average pressure - Afatauri, French Polynesia

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is September (1015.3mbar).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are January and December (1011.1mbar).

Average wind speed
Afatauri, French Polynesia

Average wind speed - Afatauri, French Polynesia

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is September (25km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is March (18.3km/h).

Average humidity
Afatauri, French Polynesia

Average humidity - Afatauri, French Polynesia

The months with the highest relative humidity are August, October and November (80%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January, March and April (78%).

Average rainfall
Afatauri, French Polynesia

Average rainfall - Afatauri, French Polynesia

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (246mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (40mm).

Average rainfall days
Afatauri, French Polynesia

Average rainfall days - Afatauri, French Polynesia

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (29.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (17.3 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine
Afatauri, French Polynesia

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Afatauri, French Polynesia

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 6min).

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 9h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 5h and 36min).

Average sunshine days
Afatauri, French Polynesia

Average sunshine days - Afatauri, French Polynesia

The month with the most sunshine days is August (9.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (0.8 days).

Average UV index
Afatauri, French Polynesia

Average UV index - Afatauri, French Polynesia

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May and December (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 6).

Average visibility
Afatauri, French Polynesia

Average visibility - Afatauri, French Polynesia

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January and December (9km).

Afatauri, French Polynesia

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