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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Tapuarava French Polynesia

The climate in Tapuarava is warm, oppressive, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 75°F to 81°F and is rarely below 73°F or above 83°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Tapuarava for hot-weather activities is from mid May to mid October.

Climate in Tapuarava

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

Average Temperature in Tapuarava

The temperature in Tapuarava varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

Average High and Low Temperature in Tapuarava

Average High and Low Temperature in TapuaravaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FAug 2276°FAug 2276°FMar 1481°FMar 1481°F75°F75°F80°F80°FJan 380°FJan 380°FMay 280°FMay 280°FJul 977°FJul 977°FOct 1677°FOct 1677°F79°F79°F79°F79°F76°F76°F76°F76°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.

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 Tapuarava

Average Hourly Temperature in TapuaravaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarm
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.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii - MCBH, Hawaii, United States (3,114 miles away) and Soufrière, St. Lucia (5,604 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Tapuarava (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Tapuarava, 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 Tapuarava begins around May 15 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around October 17. On July 16, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 17 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around May 15. On December 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 68% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 32% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Tapuarava

Cloud Cover Categories in TapuaravaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1677%Jul 1677%Dec 1732%Dec 1732%May 1554%May 1554%Oct 1755%Oct 1755%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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from October 23 to May 5, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on February 16.

The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from May 5 to October 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on August 23.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 32% on February 16.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Tapuarava

Daily Chance of Precipitation in TapuaravawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 1632%Feb 1632%Aug 236%Aug 236%Jan 128%Jan 128%Oct 2319%Oct 2319%May 519%May 519%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).

Rainfall

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. Tapuarava experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Tapuarava. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 4.0 inches.

The least rain falls around August 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Tapuarava

Average Monthly Rainfall in TapuaravaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 inFeb 54.0 inFeb 54.0 inAug 210.6 inAug 210.6 inNov 303.9 inNov 303.9 inApr 103.1 inApr 103.1 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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Tapuarava varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, with 11 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Tapuarava

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in TapuaravaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2213 hr, 15 minDec 2113 hr, 15 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1911 hr, 1 minJun 2011 hr, 1 minJun 20daydaynightNowNow
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.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:19 AM on November 25, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 19 minutes later at 5:38 AM on July 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:36 PM on June 3, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 12 minutes later at 5:48 PM on January 17.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Tapuarava during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Tapuarava

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in TapuaravaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMNov 254:19 AMNov 254:19 AM5:48 PMJan 175:48 PMJan 17Jun 34:36 PMJun 34:36 PM5:38 AMJul 65:38 AMJul 6daySolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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 Tapuarava

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.

Humidity

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.

Tapuarava experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 11 months, from August 28 to July 23, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 91% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 1, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is August 4, with muggy conditions 87% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Tapuarava

Humidity Comfort Levels in TapuaravamuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 487%Aug 487%100%Feb 1100%Feb 1NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumid
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.

Wind

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 Tapuarava experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from June 18 to October 18, with average wind speeds of more than 13.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.0 months, from October 18 to June 18. The calmest day of the year is April 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Tapuarava

Average Wind Speed in TapuaravawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mphJul 2514.3 mphJul 2514.3 mphApr 1412.6 mphApr 1412.6 mphOct 1813.4 mphOct 1813.4 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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

Wind Direction in Tapuarava

Wind Direction in TapuaravaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNoweastnorthsouth
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).

Water Temperature

Tapuarava 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 4.0 months, from January 4 to May 5, with an average temperature above 82°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is March 16, with an average temperature of 83°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.2 months, from July 14 to October 21, with an average temperature below 79°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 28, with an average temperature of 78°F.

Average Water Temperature in Tapuarava

Average Water Temperature in TapuaravawarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec76°F76°F77°F77°F78°F78°F79°F79°F80°F80°F81°F81°F82°F82°F83°F83°F84°F84°F85°F85°FMar 1683°FMar 1683°F78°FAug 2878°FAug 28Jan 482°FJan 482°FMay 582°FMay 582°FJul 1479°FJul 1479°FOct 2179°FOct 2179°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Tapuarava 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 time of year to visit Tapuarava for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early October, with a peak score in the last week of August.

Tourism Score in Tapuarava

Tourism Score in Tapuaravabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.68.64.64.6NowNowprecipitationprecipitationtemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Tapuarava for hot-weather activities is from mid May to mid October, with a peak score in the second week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Tapuarava

Beach/Pool Score in Tapuaravabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.48.46.16.16.36.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationtemperaturetemperature beach/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.

Growing Season

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 Tapuarava 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 Tapuarava

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in TapuaravaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 3100%Jul 3NowNowcomfortablewarm
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 Tapuarava

Growing Degree Days in TapuaravaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJul 490°FJul 490°FAug 4900°FAug 4900°FJun 3010,289°FJun 3010,289°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from September 20 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is October 21, with an average of 6.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from May 8 to July 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 4.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Tapuarava

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in TapuaravabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhOct 216.7 kWhOct 216.7 kWhJun 224.2 kWhJun 224.2 kWhFeb 76.2 kWhFeb 76.2 kWhMay 84.7 kWhMay 84.7 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tapuarava are -18.466 deg latitude, -136.463 deg longitude, and 10 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Tapuarava is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 46 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1 foot. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (52 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (59 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Tapuarava is covered by water (100%), within 10 miles by water (100%), and within 50 miles by water (100%).

Data Sources

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

Tapuarava is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Tapuarava, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

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.

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 © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.