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Climate in Îles du Vent
(French Polynesia)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from two measuring weather stations in Îles du Vent.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather at times pleasant but also tropical humid. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 27 degrees. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from July to September. Most precipitation decrease from December to February.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Îles du Vent
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 8 hours per day, September is the sunniest month in the region of Îles du Vent. In February the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Îles du Vent
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 15 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in September the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Îles du Vent
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.3 mm, the least rain falls in August. January, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Îles du Vent
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in Îles du Vent are in April, when the water is 28 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Îles du Vent
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 80%, February is the most uncomfortable. In August, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Îles du Vent
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is exceeded throughout the year in Îles du Vent.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Îles du Vent
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Îles du Vent

Most important cities in the region »Îles du Vent«

As the capital region, it is arguably the most important part of French Polynesia. Only very small villages are located here. The two biggest are Faaa and Papeete.

CityPopulationGeo position
Faaa29,85117° 33' 0"S149° 35' 60"W
Papeete25,76317° 32' 14"S149° 33' 59"W
Punaauia25,75017° 37' 60"S149° 35' 60"W
Pirae14,47517° 31' 0"S149° 31' 60"W
Mahina14,36917° 30' 23"S149° 29' 20"W
Paea12,08417° 40' 60"S149° 34' 60"W
Papao10,36017° 45' 0"S149° 33' 0"W
Arue9,45817° 31' 0"S149° 30' 0"W


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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