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Elevation: 5 feet     Latitude: 05 53N     Longitude: 162 05W
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 Palmyra Atoll is 81.0°F (27.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is April with an average temperature of 81.0°F (27.2°C). The coolest month on average is February, with an average temperature of 79.0°F (26.1°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Palmyra Atoll is 90.0°F (32.2°C), which was recorded in April. The lowest recorded temperature in Palmyra Atoll is 70.0°F (21.1°C), which was recorded in February.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Palmyra Atoll is 160.1" (4066.5 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is December with 20.3" (515.6 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is April with an average of 7.3" (185.4 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 187.9 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in July with 20.2 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in April with 11.8 days of rain.

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