The climate in Vanuatu

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of 4 weather stations.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

It is yearlong warm or hot. The warmest and at the same time rainiest province is Torba. The coldest is Tafea.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Vanuatu
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Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Vanuatu
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Vanuatu

Provinces in Vanuatu

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Sanma29.5 °C22.3 °C158 2,449 l
Shefa29.1 °C20.5 °C138 2,194 l
Tafea28.5 °C19.7 °C84 1,263 l
Torba30.5 °C23.7 °C221 4,431 l

Temperature records of the last 73 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to March 2022 was reported by the Port Vila Efate weather station. In March 2018 the record temperature of 38.4 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 6 weather stations in Vanuatu , was recorded in 2010 with an average temperature of 24.4 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 22.7 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 28.2 °C.

The coldest day in these 73 years was reported by the weather station White Grass Airp Tanna. Here the temperature dropped to -10.5 °C in October 2019. White Grass Airp Tanna lies at an altitude of 8 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1993 with an average temperature of 25.2 °C. In Vanuatu, it is usual to have about 1.3 degrees more at 26.6 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in November 1985. With 114.8 mm per day, the Port Vila Efate weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 73 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data of the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level.
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