The climate in Saint Helena

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 2 weather stations.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: The northern part of Saint Helena is located in the equatorial tropics, while the southern parts of the country belong geographically to the subtropics.

For several months of the year, it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees Celsius, sometimes up to 28 degrees.
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Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1950 to August 2022 was reported by the Ascencion Island weather station. In June 2014, the record temperature of 30.1 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 3 weather stations in Saint Helena , was recorded in 1975 with an average temperature of 26.6 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 22.5 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the Ascencion Island weather station. Here the temperature dropped to 20.2 °C in August 2014. Ascencion Island lies at an altitude of 86 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1950 with an average temperature of 16.8 °C. In Saint Helena, it is usual to have about 8.7 degrees more at 25.5 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in May 2022. With 12.6 mm per day, the Ascencion Island weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years.

Long-term development of temperatures from 1986 - 2021

In contrast to single record values, long-term development cannot simply be brought about by all weather stations in the country. Both the number and the locations are constantly changing. An average value would give a distorted result. If several measuring stations in particularly cold mountain or coastal regions are added in one year, the average would decrease as a result of this alone. If a station fails during the summer or winter months, it does not provide any values and distorts the average again. The subsequent long-term development was therefore reduced to only 1 measuring points in order to have comparable data over as long a period as possible.

In the years 1986 to 2021, there were only these 1 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (St. Helena). From these weather reports, we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was March 2019 at 22.4 °C. September 1992 was the coldest month with an average temperature of 15.1 °C.

The average annual temperature was about 18.7 °C in the years after 1986 and about 18.9 °C in the last years before 2021. So it has hardly changed at all in the past 36 years. This trend only applies to the selected 1 weather stations in Saint Helena. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of global warming has been provided separately.

Long-term development of temperatures in Saint Helena

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