The climate in Vanuatu

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come 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 warm or hot yearlong. 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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Rain days per monthRain days per month in Vanuatu
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Vanuatu

Temperature records of the last 74 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to December 2023 was reported by the Port Vila 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 2022 with an average temperature of 25.0 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 22.7 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 28.3 °C.

The coldest day in these 74 years was reported by the Imanaka weather station. Here the temperature dropped to -10.5 °C in October 2019. Imanaka lies at an altitude of eight 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 weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 74 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data from 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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