Vaiaku is a village located on the southern coast of the island of Fongafale in the atoll of Funafuti in Tuvalu.[1]

Vaiaku
Village
Government office building
Government office building
Vaiaku is located in Tuvalu
Vaiaku
Vaiaku
Location in Tuvalu
Coordinates: 08°31′16″S 179°11′54″E / 8.52111°S 179.19833°E / -8.52111; 179.19833Coordinates: 08°31′16″S 179°11′54″E / 8.52111°S 179.19833°E / -8.52111; 179.19833
CountryTuvalu
AtollFunafuti
IslandFongafale
Population
 (2002)
 • Total516

There are 516 inhabitants in Vaiaku, according to the census of 2002, out of 4,492 for the whole atoll of Funafuti, which is the official capital of Tuvalu.

All the administrative buildings, including the National Bank of Tuvalu, and the only hotel of Tuvalu, Vaiaku Langi Hotel, are located in Vaiaku. It also has Teone Church, which is the only church of the Latin Catholic Mission Sui Iuris of Funafuti. The most prominent building on Funafuti is the Fētu'ao Lima (Morning Star Church) of the Church of Tuvalu.

ClimateEdit

Vaiaku has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy to very heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Vaiaku
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.2
(88.2)
31.1
(88.0)
31.0
(87.8)
31.1
(88.0)
31.1
(88.0)
30.7
(87.3)
30.5
(86.9)
30.6
(87.1)
30.9
(87.6)
31.0
(87.8)
31.2
(88.2)
31.2
(88.2)
31.0
(87.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 28.1
(82.6)
28.0
(82.4)
28.0
(82.4)
28.1
(82.6)
28.2
(82.8)
28.1
(82.6)
27.9
(82.2)
27.9
(82.2)
28.0
(82.4)
28.0
(82.4)
28.1
(82.6)
28.1
(82.6)
28.0
(82.5)
Average low °C (°F) 25.1
(77.2)
25.0
(77.0)
25.1
(77.2)
25.2
(77.4)
25.4
(77.7)
25.5
(77.9)
25.3
(77.5)
25.2
(77.4)
25.2
(77.4)
25.1
(77.2)
25.1
(77.2)
25.1
(77.2)
25.2
(77.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 395
(15.6)
343
(13.5)
338
(13.3)
268
(10.6)
247
(9.7)
218
(8.6)
252
(9.9)
253
(10.0)
222
(8.7)
259
(10.2)
278
(10.9)
410
(16.1)
3,483
(137.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maps of Tuvalu". Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Climate: Vaiaku". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
 
Vaiaku in July 2011.