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FUA'AMOTU, TONGA


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Elevation: 160 feet     Latitude: 21 14S     Longitude: 175 08W
Köppen Classification: Tropical Rainforest Climate

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A tropical rainforest climate, also known as an equatorial climate, is a tropical climate usually (but not always) found along the equator. Tropical rainforest climate is a type of tropical climate in which there is no dry season - all months have mean precipitation values of at least 60 mm (2.36 in). Tropical rainforest climates have no pronounced summer or winter; it is typically hot and wet throughout the year and rainfall is both heavy and frequent. One day in an equatorial climate can be very similar to the next, while the change in temperature between day and night may be larger than the average change in temperature between "summer" and "winter".

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Af". (Tropical Rainforest Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Fua'amotu is 74.7°F (23.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is February with an average temperature of 79.5°F (26.4°C). The coolest month on average is August, with an average temperature of 69.9°F (21.1°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Fua'amotu is 90.0°F (32.2°C), which was recorded in January. The lowest recorded temperature in Fua'amotu is 51.0°F (10.6°C), which was recorded in July.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Fua'amotu is 67.8" (1722.1 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is February with 8.7" (221 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 4.0" (101.6 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 177.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in March with 18.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in October with 11.0 days of rain.



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