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Christmas Island


Christmas Island
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Christmas IslandFrance
Climate zoneTropicsTemperate zone
Latitudes10° 25' S51° 5' N to 41° 35' N
Distance to equator1,200 km4,600 - 5,700 km
Annual valuesChristmas IslandFrance
Ø Daytime maximum temperature27.40 °C16.80 °C
Ø Daily low temperature23.10 °C7.9 °C
Precipitation2,274 mm734 mm
Rain days132.0 days106.8 days

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Christmas Island

Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures on Christmas Island are reached in March with an average of 28.4 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is August, with an average of just 26.1 °C. In France, July is the warmest month, with 26.0 °C. There, it is coolest in January with an average of 7.8 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. On Christmas Island, temperatures drop as low as 22.4 °C in August. The warmest nights are in May at 24.0 °C. In France, it is coolest at night in January at 1.7 °C and warmest in July at 15.1 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 3.5 to 5.4 °C on Christmas Island and 6.1 to 10.9 °C in France.

Rain days per month

By definition, a rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. March brings the most rainy days (18.3) on Christmas Island. With an average of only 5.0 days, October is the friendliest. In France, it rains most often in January with 11.0 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) on Christmas Island occurs in February, when about 13.1 liters per square meter fall per day. In France, the average amount of precipitation ranges from 1.7 liters per day in March to 2.5 in November. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 17.4 rainy days on Christmas Island in February, each of them accounts for about 22.5 liters.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In June, the day on Christmas Island is only 11.6 hours long. In December, on the other hand, it is 12.8 hours. In France, it is 8.7 hours in December and 15.8 in June.
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