Micronesia Weather and Climate
According to COUNTRYAAH, Micronesia is a State of Oceania (702 km²). Capital: Palikir. Population: 108,026 (2008 estimate). Language: English. Religion: Catholics 40.7%, Protestants 37.3%, others 22%. Currency unit: US dollar (100 cents). Borders: Pacific Ocean. Member of: UN and PC.
The state has an average density of 154 residents / km². The Micronesians are the dominant ethnic group (90.3%), followed by Asians (1.8%), particularly Japanese and Filipinos, Polynesians (1.5%) and whites (0.5%). Only 65 of the more than 600 islands are inhabited and most of the population (22%) is settled in small villages located along the coasts. The federal capital, Palikir, is located in the state of Pohnpei, which is the island with the largest area, and has 7000 residents. (2007).
The tropical forest, which still covers 90% of the territory of the States of Micronesia, is characterized by the great variety of plants and flowers such as the hibiscus and the Hong Kong orchid; the forest alternates with grassland and savannah while mangrove swamps abound on the coasts. The local flora includes banana, bread tree and citrus fruits (orange, mandarin) to which coconut palm plantations have been added. The marine areas surrounding the islands are home to a great variety of corals, sponges, anemones and fish: scorpion fish, stingrays, barracudas, groupers, tuna, reef sharks, manta rays. The major environmental problems are linked to past nuclear tests and waste, but they are also due to the climate changes taking place on the planet and pollution. Protected areas cover 0.1% of the territory and include some forest reserves and numerous marine parks. Furthermore, UNESCO has declared Utwe Park in the State of Kosrae a biosphere reserve (2005). In 2006 the UN established the allocation of funds for the protection of biodiversity and marine ecosystems of the Federation of Micronesia, under the Convention on the Environmental Protection of the Pacific Islands ratified in 1988.
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Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Pohnpei (Micronesia)
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|Water temperature||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||305||264||358||450||490||437||450||427||417||411||414||394|
|Hours of sunshine||3||4||5||6||5||5||5||5||5||4||4||4|
The annual average temperature in Pohnpei is 27.1 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is March (27.3 ° C), coldest month of July with averages of 26.9 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Pohnpei is 27 ° 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 4817 mm on 263 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The all months are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected in this month. Overall, about 4817 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Pohnpei.
As our climate table shows, April is the sunniest month with an average of 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year, the sun shines 4.8 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.