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Elevation: 12 feet     Latitude: 19 17N     Longitude: 166 39E
Köppen Classification: Tropical Monsoon Climate



Tropical monsoon climate, occasionally also known as a tropical wet climate or tropical monsoon and trade-wind littoral climate in climate classification, is a relatively rare type of climate. Tropical monsoon climates have monthly mean temperatures above 18°C (64°F) in every month of the year and feature wet and dry seasons, as Tropical savanna climates do. Unlike tropical savanna climates however, a tropical monsoon climate's driest month sees less than 60 mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. Also a tropical monsoon climate tends to see less variance in temperatures during the course of the year than a tropical savanna climate. This climate has a driest month which nearly always occurs at or soon after the "winter" solstice for that side of the equator.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Am". (Tropical Monsoon Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Wake Island is 81.2°F (27.3°C). The warmest month, on average, is September with an average temperature of 83.7°F (28.7°C). The coolest month on average is February, with an average temperature of 78.1°F (25.6°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Wake Island is 95.0°F (35°C), which was recorded in August. The lowest recorded temperature in Wake Island is 64.0°F (17.8°C), which was recorded in December.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Wake Island is 34.5" (876.3 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is August with 5.4" (137.2 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 1.4" (35.6 mm). There are an average of 175.7 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in September with 18.8 days and the least precipitation occurring in February with 9.3 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 181.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in July with 19.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in February with 10.0 days of rain.

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