The best times to visit Yap for ideal weather are

early February

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

 

 


Other Yap Travel Info

Weather in Yap

Temperature

Average temperatures in Yap 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 Yap, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 90.4°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.1°F (25.1°C) at night.

Yap Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Yap 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.

Yap Perceived Temperature (F)

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Yap Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Yap 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 87.6 81.6 76.2
Feb 87.4 81.4 76
Mar 88 81.7 76
Apr 88.8 82.4 76.7
May 89.5 82.8 77
Jun 89.6 82.7 76.7
Jul 88.5 82.1 76.5
Aug 88.4 81.9 76.4
Sep 88.4 82 76.6
Oct 88.9 82.3 76.8
Nov 88.5 82.3 77.1
Dec 88.2 82.1 77.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.9 27.6 24.6
Feb 30.8 27.4 24.4
Mar 31.1 27.6 24.4
Apr 31.6 28 24.8
May 31.9 28.2 25
Jun 32 28.2 24.8
Jul 31.4 27.8 24.7
Aug 31.3 27.7 24.7
Sep 31.3 27.8 24.8
Oct 31.6 27.9 24.9
Nov 31.4 27.9 25.1
Dec 31.2 27.8 25.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Yap 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 early April. For example, on the week of April 2nd there are 2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late September with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.

When can you find snow in Yap? 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 Yap.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 39% 0 7.7
Feb 37% 0 6
Mar 36% 0 6
Apr 46% 0 7.8
May 45% 0 9.9
Jun 57% 0 10.9
Jul 56% 0 14.3
Aug 60% 0 14.9
Sep 64% 0 18.5
Oct 56% 0 13.6
Nov 52% 0 8.3
Dec 43% 0 8.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 39 0 19.6
Feb 37 0 15.2
Mar 36 0 15.2
Apr 46 0 19.8
May 45 0 25.1
Jun 57 0 27.7
Jul 56 0 36.3
Aug 60 0 37.8
Sep 64 0 47
Oct 56 0 34.5
Nov 52 0 21.1
Dec 43 0 20.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Yap has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (73.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (78.1%).

Wind in Yap is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’s average wind speed of around 8.9 knots (10.2 MPH or 16.4 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 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.6 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Feb 8.9 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Mar 8.7 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Apr 7.9 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
May 6.8 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Jul 6.6 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Aug 6.3 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 7 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 7.3 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Dec 8 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 75.7%
Feb 73.8%
Mar 74%
Apr 75.8%
May 76.9%
Jun 77.3%
Jul 77.6%
Aug 77.7%
Sep 77.7%
Oct 77.5%
Nov 78.1%
Dec 76.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Yap?

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 Yap, 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 Yap 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 Yap Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 87.5°F (30.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 11 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 most precipitation with 17 to 19 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Yap, 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 87.6°F (30.9°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 Yap to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.8°F (31.6°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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