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.

 

 


Other Kosrae Travel Info

Weather in Kosrae

Temperature

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)

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Kosrae Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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Kosrae Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan86.783.579.2
Feb86.783.278.4
Mar87.283.878.8
Apr86.883.178.7
May87.583.778.7
Jun87.183.778.8
Jul87.183.378.3
Aug87.883.978.4
Sep88.384.278.1
Oct8883.977.6
Nov87.983.877.7
Dec87.283.878.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan30.428.626.2
Feb30.428.425.8
Mar30.728.826
Apr30.428.425.9
May30.828.725.9
Jun30.628.726
Jul30.628.525.7
Aug3128.825.8
Sep31.32925.6
Oct31.128.825.3
Nov31.128.825.4
Dec30.728.825.8

 


 

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.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kosrae (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan29%09
Feb43%011.8
Mar43%07.7
Apr46%012.4
May44%010.4
Jun43%012.1
Jul44%011.7
Aug26%08.1
Sep35%08.7
Oct41%09.8
Nov48%08.5
Dec41%012

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan29022.9
Feb43030
Mar43019.6
Apr46031.5
May44026.4
Jun43030.7
Jul44029.7
Aug26020.6
Sep35022.1
Oct41024.9
Nov48021.6
Dec41030.5

 

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.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan10.1Gentle breeze14.5Significant breeze
Feb10Gentle breeze14.4Significant breeze
Mar9.9Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
Apr8.5Gentle breeze12.6Significant breeze
May7.9Gentle breeze11.9Significant breeze
Jun7.6Gentle breeze11.4Significant breeze
Jul7Gentle breeze10.8Significant breeze
Aug7.4Gentle breeze11Significant breeze
Sep7.4Gentle breeze10.8Significant breeze
Oct7.3Gentle breeze10.5Gentle breeze
Nov7.6Gentle breeze11.3Significant breeze
Dec8.7Gentle breeze12.7Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan71.4%
Feb72.5%
Mar72.3%
Apr74.5%
May73.5%
Jun73.3%
Jul74.1%
Aug71.8%
Sep71.9%
Oct72.4%
Nov72.6%
Dec72.1%

 

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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 43.2 in December means 43.2% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

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.

 

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