Marshall Islands Weather and Climate
According to COUNTRYAAH, Marshall Islands is a State of Oceania (181.4 km²). Capital: Dalap Uliga-Djarrit. Population: 53,240 (2008 estimate). Language: English, Marshallese (official). Religion: Protestants 61.5%, Catholics 7.7%, others 30.8%. Currency unit: US dollar (100 cents). Borders: Pacific Ocean. Member of: UN and PC.
Apart from a substantial percentage of whites (6.5%), most of the population is made up of Marshalles (88.5%), belonging to the Micronesian group. The average population density is 293 residents / km², among the highest in the continent, and the natural increase rates are high (28.6 ‰ in 2005), thanks to the high birth rate accompanied by a low mortality rate. That of the Marshall Islands is the youngest population on the continent: 42.4% of the Marshalles are under 15 years old. 66.7% of the residents of the atolls live in cities; in fact, only a few islands are inhabited and most of the population resides in the atoll of Majuro, where the capital Dalap-Uliga-Darrit rises, which alone hosts about half of the Marshalles, and in the atoll of Kwajalein, in particular in the locality of Ebeye where the population density exceeds 5,000 residents / km². From the research conducted, particularly negative data emerged regarding the effects that nuclear tests conducted in the past by the Americans have had on the population of the Marshalls. In July 1994, based on documentation from the US Department of Energy, it was found that the natives were deliberately exposed to high levels of radiation, to allow researchers to conduct their own studies on the effects on humans; Further research, conducted by Japanese scholars, revealed that 40% of the former residents of Rongelap Atoll are suffering from cancer. In order to procure the necessary funds to provide for the care of those affected by radiation and to reclaim the contaminated islands, the Marshall authorities have put forward a project regarding the transformation of an atoll.
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Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Majuro (Marshall Islands)
|Daytime temperature||29 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C|
|Night temperature||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C|
|Water temperature||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||27 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||214||156||210||231||284||294||330||293||316||352||325||301|
|Hours of sunshine||7||8||8||7||7||7||7||8||7||7||6||6|
The annual average temperature in Majuro is 27.3 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is August (27.4 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 27.1 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Majuro is 28 ° 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.
Annual precipitation is 3306 mm on 221 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The All but February is considered the rainy season, since in this month are expected to more than 175 mm of rainfall. Overall, about 3150 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Majuro.
As our climate table shows, March is the sunniest month with an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year, the sun shines 7.2 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.