This South Pacific island - self-governing in association with New Zealand - lies east of Tonga and west of the more southerly Cook Islands.
The weather and climate are typical of a tropical oceanic environment. Very similar conditions prevail throughout the year, with high temperatures and humidity. The daily range of temperature is quite small - about 4°-5°C/10°F. There is abundant rainfall.
Being south of the equator, Niue has its season of maximum rainfall between November and March or April. Rainfall is moderate to heavy and occurs in all months. Tropical storms of the cyclone or typhoon type occur occasionally. Periods of continuous rain lasting a day or more are not unusual, but much rain comes in heavy afternoon or evening downpours after an otherwise fine, sunny day.
The climate is generally healthy and pleasant; the moderately high temperature and humidity are tempered by brisk daytime winds, either as afternoon sea breezes or as predominant southeast trade winds.
The tables for Papeete on Tahiti and Apia in Samoa are representative of weather on Niue.
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