The best times to visit Malakal Island for ideal weather are

late December

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Malakal Island Travel Info

Weather in Malakal Island

Temperature

Average temperatures in Malakal Island 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 Malakal Island, the hottest months are October, April, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early October where highs are regularly around 89.4°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.5°F (25.8°C) at night.

Malakal Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Malakal Island 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.

Malakal Island Perceived Temperature (F)

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Malakal Island Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Malakal Island 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)
Jan87.781.676.7
Feb88.181.676.1
Mar88.88276.4
Apr89.282.377.2
May88.48277
Jun8881.576.3
Jul87.381.576.1
Aug87.581.876.6
Sep87.581.976.5
Oct88.382.477.1
Nov88.481.976.3
Dec88.481.976.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan30.927.624.8
Feb31.227.624.5
Mar31.627.824.7
Apr31.827.925.1
May31.327.825
Jun31.127.524.6
Jul30.727.524.5
Aug30.827.724.8
Sep30.827.724.7
Oct31.32825.1
Nov31.327.724.6
Dec31.327.724.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Malakal Island are March, February, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are 2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid September with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of September 10th.

When can you find snow in Malakal Island? 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 Malakal Island.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Malakal Island (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)
Jan49%09.9
Feb47%08.1
Mar35%05.6
Apr52%010.6
May62%013.9
Jun67%015.1
Jul61%018.4
Aug49%010.9
Sep61%015.5
Oct51%011.8
Nov64%015.5
Dec50%012.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan49025.1
Feb47020.6
Mar35014.2
Apr52026.9
May62035.3
Jun67038.4
Jul61046.7
Aug49027.7
Sep61039.4
Oct51030
Nov64039.4
Dec50031

 

Humidity and Wind

Malakal Island has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (73.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (80.3%).

Wind in Malakal Island is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.2 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 August where average top sustained speeds reach 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Malakal Island.

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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
Jan5.8Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Feb6.1Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Mar5.8Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Apr5.5Light breeze10.8Gentle breeze
May4.8Light breeze10.6Significant breeze
Jun4.5Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
Jul5.5Light breeze11.4Significant breeze
Aug4.9Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
Sep5.2Light breeze11Significant breeze
Oct4.7Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
Nov4.7Light breeze10.5Significant breeze
Dec4.7Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan77.6%
Feb74.6%
Mar73.7%
Apr77.3%
May79.1%
Jun80.3%
Jul78.4%
Aug77.7%
Sep77.4%
Oct77.5%
Nov79.7%
Dec78.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Malakal Island?

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 Malakal Island, 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 Malakal Island 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

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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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 21.5 in October means 21.5% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Malakal Island 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 88.3°F (31.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 11 to 19 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 15 to 20 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Malakal Island, 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 86.7°F (30.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 16 to 19 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 Malakal Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89°F (31.7°C) and 86.7°F (30.4°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.

 

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