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Elevation: 3 meters     Latitude: 06 13N     Longitude: 160 42E
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 Pingelap Atoll is 81.9°F (27.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is February with an average temperature of 82.2°F (27.9°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 81.6°F (27.6°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Pingelap Atoll is 99.0°F (37.2°C), which was recorded in September. The lowest recorded temperature in Pingelap Atoll is 63.0°F (17.2°C), which was recorded in March.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Pingelap Atoll is 153.0" (3886.2 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is September with 14.2" (360.7 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 10.4" (264.2 mm). There are an average of 208.9 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in June with 19.8 days and the least precipitation occurring in February with 12.6 days.

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