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Temperature records of the last 69 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1950 to December 2019 was reported by the Nausori weather station. In January 2013 the record temperature of 35.0 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 3 weather stations on the Fijis below 20 metres altitude, was recorded in 2007 with an average temperature of 24.3 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 23.0 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 27.7 °C.
The coldest day in these 69 years was reported by the weather station Nausori. Here the temperature dropped to 12.3 °C in January 2010. Nausori lies at an altitude of 7 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1978 with an average temperature of 25.5 °C. On the Fijis, it is usual to have about 0.9 degrees more at 26.4 °C for this three-month period.
Long-term development of temperatures from 1989 - 2019
In contrast to single record values, a long-term development cannot simply be brought about by all weather stations in the country. Both the number and the locations are constantly changing. A simply calculated average value would give a falsified result. If several measuring stations in particularly cold mountain or coastal regions are added in one year, the average would already decrease as a result of this alone. If a station fails during the summer or winter months, it does not provide any values and falsifies the average again. The subsequent long-term development was therefore reduced to only 2 measuring points in order to have actually comparable data over as long a period as possible.
In the years 1989 to 2019 there were only these 2 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Nadi, Nausori). 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 Februar 2016 with 28.2 °C. Juli 2006 was the coldest month with an average temperature of 21.7 °C.
The average annual temperature was about 24.7 °C in the years after 1989 and about 25.4 °C in the last years before 2019. It has therefore increased only slightly by about 0.7 °C over the past 31 years. This trend only applies to the selected 2 weather stations on the Fijis. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming
has been provided separately.
More detailed information on global warming with a view by continent can also be found on our topic page on climate change