The best times to visit Airai for ideal weather are
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Airai Travel Guide
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Weather in Airai
Average temperatures in Airai vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the bottom 1 percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Airai, the hottest months are April, May, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid May where highs are regularly around 89.4°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.4°F (24.7°C) at night.
Airai Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Airai Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Airai Perceived Temperature (F)
Airai Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Airai Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Airai are March, February, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are 2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in Airai? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Airai.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Airai (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Airai has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (77.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (82.3%).
Wind in Airai is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 6.6 knots (7.6 MPH or 12.2 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 13.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Airai.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||6.3||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.6||Light breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.2||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.6||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|May||4.4||Light breeze||10.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.5||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.3||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.9||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.9||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.3||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4.8||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Airai?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Palau; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Airai, Palau is July, followed by December and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Airai in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Airai Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 87.9°F (31.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 12 to 18 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 19 to 20 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Airai, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 15 to 18 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Airai to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 87.2°F (30.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 13 to 16 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.