The best times to visit Kosrae for ideal weather are
early to mid February
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kosrae Travel Guide
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Weather in Kosrae
Average temperatures in Kosrae 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 Kosrae, the hottest months are September, August, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early September where highs are regularly around 88.5°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.4°F (25.8°C) at night.
Kosrae Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kosrae 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.
Kosrae Perceived Temperature (F)
Kosrae Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kosrae 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 Kosrae are August, January, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
When can you find snow in Kosrae? 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 Kosrae.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kosrae (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
Kosrae has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (71.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (74.5%).
Wind in Kosrae is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and March. January’s average wind speed of around 10.1 knots (11.6 MPH or 18.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kosrae.
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||10.1||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.9||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.5||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|May||7.9||Gentle breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.6||Gentle breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7||Gentle breeze||10.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.4||Gentle breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.4||Gentle breeze||10.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.3||Gentle breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||7.6||Gentle breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.7||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kosrae?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Micronesia (FSM); 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 Kosrae, Micronesia is November, followed by June 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 Kosrae in December. 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 Kosrae Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 13 to 14 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 least precipitation with 8 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kosrae, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 87.6°F (30.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 14 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Kosrae to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.