Kiribati Weather and Climate
According to COUNTRYAAH, Kiribati is a State of Oceania (811 km²). Capital: Bairiki. Population: 97,000 (2008 estimate). Language: English (official), Gilbertese. Religion: Catholics 55.3%, Protestants 35.7%, others 9%. Currency unit: Australian dollar (100 cents). Borders: Pacific Ocean. Member of: Commonwealth, UN and CP, EU associate.
The population is of Micronesian stock in the Gilbert, Polynesian in the other islands: the majority (98.8%) is made up of I-Kiribati; however, only 20 islands are populated, namely Ocean, the entire Gilbert archipelago and three atolls of the Line Islands. The population density is 120 residents/km², but the majority of the population is concentrated in the Gilberts, where it is decidedly overabundant with respect to the available food resources. The migratory currents that from the Gilberts have headed to the nearby island of Ocean and the major islands of the Line Islands are a clear sign of this demographic tension, which, however, does not seem to have been resolved. The atoll of Tarawa is home to the capital Bairiki, whose urban agglomeration accommodates just under half of the country’s population.
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Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Tarawa (Kiribati)
|Daytime temperature||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C|
|Night temperature||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||26 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C|
|Water temperature||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||28 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||271||218||204||184||158||155||168||138||120||110||115||212|
|Hours of sunshine||7||7||7||7||7||7||7||8||8||8||8||6|
The annual average temperature in Tarawa is 28.1 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is November (28.4 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 28 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Tarawa is 29 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All months have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 2053 mm on 151 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of January, February, March, April and December are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, about 1089 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Tarawa.
As our climate table shows, October is the sunniest month with an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day. The average annual sunshine is 7.4 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.