Waingapu

Waingapu is the largest town on the island of Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is the capital town of the Regency of Sumba Timur. The town (a district, plus neighbouring suburbs) had a population of about 52,755 inhabitants.

Waingapu
View of Waingapu, Sumba
View of Waingapu, Sumba
Waingapu is located in Sumba
Waingapu
Waingapu
Location in Indonesia
Waingapu is located in Indonesia
Waingapu
Waingapu
Waingapu (Indonesia)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 09°39′S 120°16′E / 9.650°S 120.267°E / -9.650; 120.267
CountryIndonesia
RegionLesser Sunda Islands
ProvinceEast Nusa Tenggara
RegencyEast Sumba
Population
 • Metro
52,755
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA / UTC)

TransportationEdit

Sumba Timur's Waingapu Airport 'Umbu Mehang Kunda' (IATA: WGP - ICAO: WRRW) is located in Waingapu, and the town is served by ferries from nearby islands.

ClimateEdit

Waingapu has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh) with cooler dry season and warmer wet season. It has high humidity year round. It is the driest place in Indonesia with only 810 millimetres (32 in) of rain yearly.

Climate data for Waingapu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.0
(89.6)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
31.9
(89.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27.5
(81.5)
27
(81)
26
(79)
25.5
(77.9)
25.5
(77.9)
26.5
(79.7)
28
(82)
28.5
(83.3)
28.5
(83.3)
27.3
(81.0)
Average low °C (°F) 24.0
(75.2)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
22.6
(72.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 170
(6.7)
160
(6.3)
145
(5.7)
70
(2.8)
35
(1.4)
25
(1.0)
10
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
10
(0.4)
40
(1.6)
135
(5.3)
810
(32)
Source: Climates To Travel[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climate - Sumba". Retrieved January 8, 2020.

External linksEdit