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Elevation: 5 feet     Latitude: 09 29N     Longitude: 138 05E
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 highest recorded temperature in Yap is 97.0°F (36.1°C), which was recorded in April. The lowest recorded temperature in Yap is 62.0°F (16.7°C), which was recorded in May.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Yap is 121.8" (3093.7 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is August with 15.0" (381 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 5.7" (144.8 mm). There are an average of 258.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in June with 24.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in February with 18.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 257.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in June with 24.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in April with 17.0 days of rain.

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