The best times to visit Yap for ideal weather are
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Yap Travel Guide
Weather in Yap
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)
Yap 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.
Yap Perceived Temperature (F)
Yap Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Yap.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Yap (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
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.
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||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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Yap?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Aug 21, 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 14, 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
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.