Palau Weather and Climate

According to COUNTRYAAH, Palau is a State of Oceania (488 km²). Capital: Melekeok. Population: 20,300 (2008). Language: English and Palauan (official). Religion: Catholics 49.4%, Protestants 23.2%, modekngei 8.7%, others 18.7%. Currency unit: US dollar (100 cents). Borders: Pacific Ocean. Member of: UN and PC.

Population

Most of the residents of the islands, the Palauans, are of Melanesian and Indonesian origin (72.5%) but Asian immigration has led to the formation of large communities of Filipinos (16.3%), Vietnamese (1.6%)), the number of whites is rather limited (0.9%). The average density is 42 residents/km² even though most of the population is concentrated on the islands of Koror and Babeldaob, where Melekeok rises, which became the capital in 2006.

Environment

The tropical forest covers almost the entire territory of Palau and the areas occupied by mangrove forests alternate with the widespread coconut palms and the cultivation of taro, banana, papaya, mango etc. The reef is home to a large variety of fish, corals, sponges, sea anemones, molluscs and large mammals (dugong, shark) and constitutes a very rich ecosystem, threatened by the poor treatment of liquid and solid waste and by fishing, sometimes carried out by means of illicit systems. The mainland is populated by reptiles (turtles, crocodiles) and birds while among the mammals, all imported by Europeans, colonies of macaques are found on the island of Angaur, considered a real plague. Protected areas represent 7.8% of the country’s surface; some reserves and numerous conservation areas have been established, including six state-owned. Furthermore, the Ngardok Lake Nature Reserve on Babeldaob is part of the Ramsar program for wetlands of international importance while the Ngaremeduu Bay facing the west coast of Babeldaob has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Koror (Palau)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature 29 ° C 29 ° C 30 ° C 31 ° C 30 ° C 30 ° C 29 ° C 29 ° C 30 ° C 30 ° C 30 ° C 29 ° C
Night temperature 24 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C 25 ° C 25 ° C 25 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C
Water temperature 27 ° C 27 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 29 ° C 29 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C
Precipitation in mm 295 211 196 236 345 376 445 378 333 345 292 310
Hours of sunshine 6 7 8 8 6 5 6 6 6 6 7 6
Sunrise 6:20 6:20 6:10 5:55 5:45 5:45 5:50 5:55 5:50 5:50 5:55 6:05
Sunset 18:05 18:15 18:15 18:10 18:10 18:20 18:25 18:20 18:00 17:45 17:40 17:50

Temperatures

The average annual temperature in Koror is 27.5 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is May (28 ° C), coldest month of February with average values of 27 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Koror 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.

Precipitation

The annual precipitation is 3762 mm. 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 3762 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Koror.

Sunshine

As our climate table shows, April is the sunniest month with an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day. The average annual sunshine is 6.4 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.

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