Climate comparison



East Timor
All information: Timor-Leste
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Climate zoneTropicsTemperate zone
Latitudes8° 28' S to 9° 19' S51° 5' N to 41° 35' N
Distance to equator900 - 1,000 km4,600 - 5,700 km
Annual valuesTimor-LesteFrance
Ø Daytime maximum temperature30.90 °C16.80 °C
Ø Daily low temperature22.50 °C7.9 °C
Ø Humidity75 %78 %
Rain days80.4 days106.8 days
Hours of sunshine2,957 hrs.2,008 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in Timor-Leste are reached in April with an average of 31.5 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is August, with an average of just 30.1 °C. In France, July is the warmest month, with 26.0 °C. There, it is coolest in January with an average of 7.7 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In Timor-Leste, temperatures drop as low as 20.1 °C in August. The warmest nights are in January at 24.1 °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 7.0 to 10.0 °C in Timor-Leste and 6.0 to 10.9 °C in France.


The humidity of the air depends to a large extent on the air temperature. The warmer the air, the more water it can absorb. At a temperature of 25°C it is 23 grams per cubic meter, at 30 degrees it is already 26 grams. Therefore, the air humidity is given as a relative value to the temperature-dependent maximum amount. It becomes unpleasant when high humidity is combined with high temperatures.


Humidex is an approximate, sensed temperature calculated on the basis of air temperature, dew point and humidity. It was developed in 1965 by the Canadian meteorologists J. M. Masterton and F. A. Richardson. Since the wind speed is ignored here, it is not very meaningful in areas below approx. 15°C. Above that, it is more reliable, since at higher temperatures humidity plays a greater role than wind.

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. January brings the most rainy days (13.0) in Timor-Leste. With an average of only 1.0 days, August is the friendliest. In France, it rains most often in January with 11.0 days.

Sunshine hours per day

With 2,957 hours of sunshine per year, Timor-Leste is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (9.6 per day) are in September. France falls into second place with only 2,008 hours. There the sun is visible in January for only 2.6 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In June, the day in Timor-Leste is only 11.7 hours long. In December, on the other hand, it is 12.7 hours. In France, it is 8.7 hours in December and 15.8 in June.
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