Atuona

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View of Atuona from Baie Tahauku
Atuona
Climate chart (explanation)
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144
 
30
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178
 
29
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137
 
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70
 
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31
23
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: [1]

Atuona, located on Atuona Bay on the southern side of Hiva Oa island, French Polynesia, is the administrative centre of the commune (municipality) of Hiva-Oa. Atuona was the capital of all the Marquesas Islands but it has been replaced by Taiohae (on Nuku Hiva).

The peak Temetiu, rising to 1,213 m (3,980 ft) above sea level, towers above the town.

Atuona was the final home of Paul Gauguin, who died there in 1903 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, which overlooks the town. The Belgian singer Jacques Brel is also buried there. In 2003, construction on the Paul Gauguin Cultural Center was completed in Atuona.


Climate[edit]

Climate data for Atuona
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
31
(87)
31
(87)
31
(87)
29
(85)
29
(84)
28
(83)
28
(83)
29
(84)
29
(85)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29.6
(85.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(80)
26
(79)
26
(78)
26
(78)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(80)
27
(81)
26.8
(80)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(74)
24
(75)
24
(76)
24
(76)
24
(75)
23
(74)
23
(74)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(74)
23
(74)
23.3
(74.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 114
(4.5)
91
(3.6)
137
(5.4)
117
(4.6)
122
(4.8)
175
(6.9)
122
(4.8)
100
(4)
81
(3.2)
79
(3.1)
66
(2.6)
89
(3.5)
1,293
(51)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

http://www.worldweatheronline.com/v2/weather-averages.aspx?q=HIX

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atuona". Wunderground.com. 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Atuona, French Polynesia". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°48′11″S 139°02′23″W / 9.8030°S 139.0396°W / -9.8030; -139.0396