The best times to visit Pohnpei for ideal weather are

early August

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

 

 


Other Pohnpei Travel Info

Weather in Pohnpei

Temperature

Average temperatures in Pohnpei 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 Pohnpei, the hottest months are January, December, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late December where highs are regularly around 90.2°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.1°F (24.5°C) at night.

Pohnpei Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Pohnpei 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.

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Pohnpei Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Pohnpei 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 87.5 81.9 75.2
Feb 87.6 81.3 74.4
Mar 88.2 81.4 74.2
Apr 88.3 81.5 74.3
May 88.1 81.4 74.7
Jun 88.4 81.4 74.2
Jul 88.9 80.8 73.6
Aug 89.6 80.5 72.9
Sep 89.6 80.6 72.9
Oct 89.7 80.4 72.9
Nov 88.6 81.2 74.2
Dec 87.8 81.7 74.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.8 27.7 24
Feb 30.9 27.4 23.6
Mar 31.2 27.4 23.4
Apr 31.3 27.5 23.5
May 31.2 27.4 23.7
Jun 31.3 27.4 23.4
Jul 31.6 27.1 23.1
Aug 32 26.9 22.7
Sep 32 27 22.7
Oct 32.1 26.9 22.7
Nov 31.4 27.3 23.4
Dec 31 27.6 23.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Pohnpei are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are 2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Pohnpei? 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 Pohnpei.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 48% 0 10.9
Feb 54% 0 11
Mar 54% 0 15.3
Apr 59% 0 15.7
May 71% 0 19.6
Jun 70% 0 15.5
Jul 66% 0 14.4
Aug 63% 0 12.9
Sep 62% 0 13.1
Oct 57% 0 13
Nov 70% 0 16.3
Dec 62% 0 12.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 48 0 27.7
Feb 54 0 27.9
Mar 54 0 38.9
Apr 59 0 39.9
May 71 0 49.8
Jun 70 0 39.4
Jul 66 0 36.6
Aug 63 0 32.8
Sep 62 0 33.3
Oct 57 0 33
Nov 70 0 41.4
Dec 62 0 32

 

Humidity and Wind

Pohnpei has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (74.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (82.5%).

Wind in Pohnpei is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.9 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Feb 6.4 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.7 Light breeze 9.7 Significant breeze
Apr 5.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
May 5.1 Light breeze 8.9 Significant breeze
Jun 4.9 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.3 Light breeze 7.9 Significant breeze
Aug 4.1 Light breeze 7.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 7.6 Significant breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.8 Light breeze 8.6 Significant breeze
Dec 6.1 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.6%
Feb 76.1%
Mar 77.9%
Apr 78.6%
May 80.5%
Jun 80.2%
Jul 81.3%
Aug 81.8%
Sep 82.4%
Oct 82.5%
Nov 81.1%
Dec 77.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Pohnpei?

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 Pohnpei, Micronesia 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 Pohnpei 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Pohnpei Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 87.8°F (31°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 17 to 22 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 21 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Pohnpei, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 88.2°F (31.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 18 to 21 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 Pohnpei to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 87.2°F (30.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 15 to 19 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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