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Climate trends and projections for Guam

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Abstract

The island of Guam experiences a tropical marine climate, which is warm and humid moderated by seasonal tradewinds and a wet and dry season. The dry season lasts from January to June, while the rainy months are from July to December. Annual rainfall totals 84-116 inches (2133-2946 mm), of which two-thirds fall during the rainy season. Seasonal temperatures and precipitation are also affected by the El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and tropical cyclones, which cause the largest deviations from average precipitation. An average of three tropical storms and one typhoon pass within 80 nautical miles of Guam each year, and both flooding and drought can impact freshwater supply management and associated infrastructure. 

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Title Climate trends and projections for Guam
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher East West Center
Publisher location Honolulu, HI
Contributing office(s) Pacific Islands Water Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country Guam