Visiting the Easter Island: Overview of the Climatic Condition

Islands | | August 22, 2011 at 12:30 am




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The Easter Island aka Rapa Nui is one of the Polynesian islands located in the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean. To be more precise about the location of this island, it can be said that the Easter Island is situated in the extreme southeast of Polynesian triangle. The Island is particularly famous for the 887 monumental statues housed by it; these statues are collectively referred to as moai. The Rapanui people of the ancient times built these statues. Besides these, a large part of the Easter Island includes the Rapa Nui National Park. Due to these special attraction housed by the island it has been declared as one of the Heritage Sites of the world by UNESCO. This article will offer you information about the climatic condition of this Polynesian island.

Easter Island

The position of Easter Island is to the south of  the Tropic of Capricorn, which makes the climatic condition of the island subtropical in nature. You will get windy days during your stay at the Easter Island. The temperature during different parts of the year varies drastically due to the influence of ocean currents. The best thing about the features of the weather of this place is that it never becomes too extreme, which makes Easter Island a year-round travel destination.

The summer of Easter Island continues from January to the month of March, the hottest one being February. The summer temperature ranges between 28 to 15 degrees Celsius.  The winter runs between the months of June and August. The temperature during this season ranges from 14 to 22 degrees Celsius.

Easter Island

The island receives moderate rainfall almost all through the year. These showers are mostly sporadic in nature and do not last for longer durations. May is the month witnessing maximum rainfall in Easter Island. September, on the other hand, is known for being the month of extreme dryness.

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