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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Dumbéa New Caledonia

In Dumbéa, the summers are warm, oppressive, wet, and partly cloudy; the winters are comfortable and mostly clear; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 62°F to 85°F and is rarely below 58°F or above 89°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Dumbéa for warm-weather activities are from late April to early May and from early July to mid December.

Climate in Dumbéa

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Dumbéa weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from December 11 to March 25, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest month of the year in Dumbéa is February, with an average high of 85°F and low of 75°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 12 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest month of the year in Dumbéa is August, with an average low of 62°F and high of 73°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Dumbéa

Average High and Low Temperature in DumbéawarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FAug 673°FAug 673°FFeb 1585°FFeb 1585°F62°F62°F75°F75°FDec 1183°FDec 1183°FMar 2583°FMar 2583°FJun 1275°FJun 1275°FSep 1375°FSep 1375°F71°F71°F73°F73°F65°F65°F63°F63°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 84°F85°F83°F81°F78°F75°F73°F73°F76°F78°F81°F83°F
Temp. 79°F79°F78°F76°F72°F69°F67°F67°F69°F72°F75°F77°F
Low 74°F75°F74°F71°F67°F64°F62°F62°F63°F66°F70°F72°F

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in Dumbéa

Average Hourly Temperature in DumbéaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcomfortablewarmwarmwarmcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Piton Saint-Leu, Réunion (6,922 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Dumbéa (view comparison).

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In Dumbéa, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Dumbéa begins around June 15 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around December 8.

The clearest month of the year in Dumbéa is September, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 78% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around December 8 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around June 15.

The cloudiest month of the year in Dumbéa is February, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 58% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Dumbéa

Cloud Cover Categories in DumbéaclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 1179%Sep 1179%Feb 2741%Feb 2741%Jun 1560%Jun 1560%Dec 860%Dec 860%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 52%58%51%42%43%40%30%24%22%28%35%42%
Clearer 48%42%49%58%57%60%70%76%78%72%65%58%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Dumbéa varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.0 months, from December 21 to June 20, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Dumbéa is February, with an average of 10.0 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 6.0 months, from June 20 to December 21. The month with the fewest wet days in Dumbéa is October, with an average of 3.3 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Dumbéa is February, with an average of 10.0 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 36% on February 28.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Dumbéa

Daily Chance of Precipitation in DumbéawetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 2836%Feb 2836%Oct 69%Oct 69%Dec 2122%Dec 2122%Jun 2022%Jun 2022%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 8.9d10.0d10.7d7.8d6.8d6.9d5.6d4.7d3.6d3.3d5.0d6.6d

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Dumbéa experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Dumbéa. The month with the most rain in Dumbéa is March, with an average rainfall of 4.8 inches.

The month with the least rain in Dumbéa is September, with an average rainfall of 1.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Dumbéa

Average Monthly Rainfall in DumbéaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inMar 105.0 inMar 105.0 inOct 41.0 inOct 41.0 inJun 72.7 inJun 72.7 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 4.0″4.5″4.8″3.1″2.5″2.7″2.2″1.8″1.1″1.2″2.0″2.6″

The length of the day in Dumbéa varies over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 47 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Dumbéa

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in DumbéaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2213 hr, 30 minDec 2113 hr, 30 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2010 hr, 47 minJun 2110 hr, 47 minJun 21daydaynightNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 13.3h12.8h12.2h11.6h11.1h10.8h10.9h11.4h12.0h12.6h13.2h13.5h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:01 AM on November 28, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 33 minutes later at 6:34 AM on July 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:17 PM on June 7, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 26 minutes later at 6:43 PM on January 15.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Dumbéa during 2024.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Dumbéa

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in DumbéaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 285:01 AMNov 285:01 AM6:43 PMJan 156:43 PMJan 15Jun 75:17 PMJun 75:17 PM6:34 AMJul 46:34 AMJul 4daySolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Dumbéa

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in DumbéaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM00001010101020202020303030304040404050505060607070800000101010102020202030303030404040405050506060607070804490NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Dumbéa

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Dumbéa experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from October 10 to June 13, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 33% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Dumbéa is March, with 29.4 days that are muggy or worse.

The month with the fewest muggy days in Dumbéa is August, with 4.0 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Dumbéa

Humidity Comfort Levels in DumbéamuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 511%Aug 511%98%Feb 2798%Feb 27Oct 1033%Oct 1033%Jun 1333%Jun 1333%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 29.1d28.2d29.4d24.6d16.9d9.1d4.5d4.0d6.2d11.4d17.1d25.3d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Dumbéa experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from December 19 to June 4, with average wind speeds of more than 13.0 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Dumbéa is March, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from June 4 to December 19. The calmest month of the year in Dumbéa is September, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Dumbéa

Average Wind Speed in DumbéawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mphMar 1114.3 mphMar 1114.3 mphSep 2211.8 mphSep 2211.8 mphDec 1913.0 mphDec 1913.0 mphJun 413.0 mphJun 413.0 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 13.313.614.213.813.312.912.712.512.012.412.913.0

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Dumbéa is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction in Dumbéa

Wind Direction in DumbéaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastwestnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Dumbéa is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.2 months, from January 2 to April 9, with an average temperature above 79°F. The month of the year in Dumbéa with the warmest water is February, with an average temperature of 81°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.4 months, from June 30 to October 11, with an average temperature below 74°F. The month of the year in Dumbéa with the coolest water is August, with an average temperature of 73°F.

Average Water Temperature in Dumbéa

Average Water Temperature in DumbéawarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°FFeb 1981°FFeb 1981°F73°FAug 1973°FAug 19Jan 279°FJan 279°FApr 979°FApr 979°FJun 3074°FJun 3074°FOct 1174°FOct 1174°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 80°F81°F80°F79°F77°F75°F74°F73°F73°F75°F76°F78°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Dumbéa throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Dumbéa for general outdoor tourist activities are from late April to early May and from early July to mid December, with a peak score in the last week of September.

Tourism Score in Dumbéa

Tourism Score in Dumbéabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.28.25.85.87.57.5NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Dumbéa for hot-weather activities is from early November to late April, with a peak score in the second week of December.

Beach/Pool Score in Dumbéa

Beach/Pool Score in Dumbéabest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.96.91.61.66.56.5NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Dumbéa are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Dumbéa

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in DumbéaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 2100%Jul 2NowNowcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days in Dumbéa

Growing Degree Days in DumbéaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°FJul 690°FJul 690°FAug 22900°FAug 22900°FOct 81,800°FOct 81,800°FJun 308,532°FJun 308,532°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from October 7 to February 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Dumbéa is December, with an average of 7.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from May 5 to August 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Dumbéa is June, with an average of 3.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Dumbéa

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in DumbéabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhDec 37.5 kWhDec 37.5 kWhJun 123.6 kWhJun 123.6 kWhOct 76.7 kWhOct 76.7 kWhFeb 36.7 kWhFeb 36.7 kWhMay 54.4 kWhMay 54.4 kWhAug 24.4 kWhAug 24.4 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 7.06.45.85.04.13.63.94.86.06.97.37.3

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dumbéa are -22.150 deg latitude, 166.450 deg longitude, and 36 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Dumbéa contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 869 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 143 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,469 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,315 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Dumbéa is covered by trees (48%), shrubs (22%), and grassland (20%), within 10 miles by trees (51%) and water (31%), and within 50 miles by water (83%) and trees (13%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Dumbéa, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Dumbéa.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Dumbéa according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Dumbéa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Dumbéa and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Dumbéa and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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