Easter Island Weather
The weather on Easter Island is very pleasant all year round. It is a subtropical climate with warm temperatures and high humidity. The average annual temperature is 20.5ºC with small variations between seasons that do not usually exceed 7ºC.
Summer runs from December 21st to March 21st, being January and February the warmest months with average maximum temperatures of 28 ° C and minimum temperatures of 15 ° C, although the thermal sensation may be much higher because the humidity index on the island oscillates around 80%.
In winter, between June and September, the average maximum temperature is 22 ° C and the minimum of 14 ° C that usually occurs in July and August, the colder months, although they may seem lower when the ocean winds whip the island with rain.
In general, the most common precipitations are in the form of light rain showers and tropical showers and are distributed throughout the year, although the wettest months are from March to June, May being the wettest month. There are usually periods of drought from time to time and especially in September considered the driest month.
Despite its small size, there are climatic differences within the same island. Rain is more common in the center than on the north coast due to the combination of winds, orography and temperatures. And it is relatively common for these same differences to occur on the same day, so that there may be clouds over Hanga Roa but there can be a splendid sun in Anakena, or it can be cloudy and cool in the morning and in the afternoon enjoy a warm sunset . It should be noted that global climate change also affects the fragile Easter Island, so the sun and rain can appear and disappear at any time.
The same happens with the winds that affect the island quite a bit. They blow from the east and southeast from September to May, and from the north and northwest the rest of the year. You could feel its strength in the highest points like the crater of the Rano Kau, the Poike and the top of the Terevaka. The ships that arrive to the island usually confront them and sometimes they can not unload in Hanga Piko until they subside. Likewise, dive agencies organize dives trying to avoid them, looking for places where the waters are more tranquil and protected.
Average monthly temperature (ºC)
Average monthly rains (mm)
Weather Graph Temperature (ºC) / Rains (mm)
What kind of clothes do you wear?
It is recommended to bring comfortable, light and informal clothes, a raincoat, a windbreaker, comfortable shoes (ideal if they have thick soles and are repellent to the water), sunglasses, cap or hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, beach towel and flips flops. Women can forget about high-heeled shoes and overly elegant clothes, unless they are celebrating their honeymoon or a special anniversary and want to dine out in an elegant way. In any case, they will be more comfortable and more integrated with a cheerful polynesian dress or a pareo.