Solomon Islands Weather and Climate
According to COUNTRYAAH, Solomon Islands is a State of Oceania (28,370 km²). Capital: Honiara. Population: 507,000 (2008 estimate). Language: English (official), pidgin-english. Religion: Protestants 41.8%, Anglicans 33.9%, Catholics 19.1%, others 5.2%. Currency unit: Solomon Islands dollar (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.591 (134th place). Borders: Pacific Ocean. Member of: Commonwealth, UN, PC and WTO, EU associate.
The population is largely made up of Melanesians. The population density is 18 residents / km². Approximately 42% of the residents are concentrated in the two islands of Guadalcanal and Malaita; migrations between the two islands decreased after the serious clashes that occurred at the end of the 90s of the twentieth century. and reassembled only in 2003 thanks to the intervention of the Australian forces. The remaining population generally lives in villages located on the coast or along the rivers, which often represent the only ways of penetration inland. A certain development has seen the capital Honiara, overlooking the northern coast of the island of Guadalcanal. The remarkable spread of malaria led the government to introduce specific policies with the aim of bringing the incidence of the phenomenon below 80 cases per 1000 residents by 2010.
The most typical vegetation cover is given by the rainforest which covers over three quarters of the territory of the islands and is endangered by uncontrolled deforestation works. The forest and coral reefs, which surround almost all the islands and are heavily damaged, are home to a great variety of species, some of which are endemic. In 1998, UNESCO declared the site of East Rennel, the largest coral atoll to emerge in the world, a World Heritage Site. Protected areas are 0.1% of the national territory.
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Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Honiara (Solomon Islands)
|Daytime temperature||31 ° C||31 ° C||30 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C|
|Night temperature||23 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||22 ° C||22 ° C||22 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C|
|Water temperature||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||277||287||362||214||141||97||100||92||95||154||141||217|
|Hours of sunshine||6||6||6||6||7||7||6||7||6||7||7||5|
The average annual temperature in Honiara is 26.5 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is December (26.8 ° C), coldest month of July with averages of 26.1 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Honiara is 30 ° 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 2177 mm. 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 1357 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Honiara.
As our climate table shows, October is the sunniest month with an average of 7.3 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.