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Elevation: 7 feet     Latitude: 17 33S     Longitude: 149 36W
Köppen Classification: Tropical Rainforest Climate



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 Papeete is 79.0°F (26.1°C). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 80.0°F (26.7°C). The coolest month on average is June, with an average temperature of 77.0°F (25°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Papeete is 93.0°F (33.9°C), which was recorded in March. The lowest recorded temperature in Papeete is 61.0°F (16.1°C), which was recorded in June.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Papeete is 74.4" (1889.8 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 13.2" (335.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is August with an average of 1.9" (48.3 mm). There are an average of 130.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in December with 17.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in August with 7.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 141.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in January with 17.2 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in August with 6.0 days of rain.

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