Yaté is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The Yaté Dam and Blue River Provincial Park are located within the commune.

Yaté
Ouinné, a mining site in the commune of Yaté
Ouinné, a mining site in the commune of Yaté
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia
Location of Yaté
Coordinates: 22°10′03″S 166°55′36″E / 22.1676°S 166.9266°E / -22.1676; 166.9266Coordinates: 22°10′03″S 166°55′36″E / 22.1676°S 166.9266°E / -22.1676; 166.9266
CountryFrance
Sui generis collectivityNew Caledonia
ProvinceProvince Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Victor Gouetcha[1]
Area
1
1,338.4 km2 (516.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[2]
1,667
 • Density1.2/km2 (3.2/sq mi)
Ethnic distribution
 • 2019 censusKanaks 96.16%
Europeans 0.72%
Wallisians and Futunans 0.18%
Mixed 1.68%
Other 1.26%
Time zoneUTC+11:00
INSEE/Postal code
98832 /98834
Elevation0–1,501 m (0–4,925 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)
1 New Caledonia Land Register (DITTT) data, which exclude lakes and ponds larger than 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) as well as the estuaries of rivers.

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Yaté has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af). The average annual temperature in Yaté is 23.7 °C (74.7 °F). The average annual rainfall is 2,604.9 mm (102.56 in) with March as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in February, at around 26.7 °C (80.1 °F), and lowest in August, at around 20.6 °C (69.1 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Yaté was 34.7 °C (94.5 °F) on 28 February 2008; the coldest temperature ever recorded was 12.3 °C (54.1 °F) on 18 August 2004.

Climate data for Yaté (1991–2020 averages, extremes 1993−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.0
(93.2)
34.7
(94.5)
34.4
(93.9)
33.4
(92.1)
31.7
(89.1)
30.4
(86.7)
29.3
(84.7)
30.0
(86.0)
31.1
(88.0)
32.0
(89.6)
32.9
(91.2)
33.8
(92.8)
34.7
(94.5)
Average high °C (°F) 29.5
(85.1)
30.0
(86.0)
29.3
(84.7)
28.0
(82.4)
26.4
(79.5)
25.1
(77.2)
24.3
(75.7)
24.3
(75.7)
25.4
(77.7)
26.5
(79.7)
27.5
(81.5)
28.7
(83.7)
27.1
(80.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
26.7
(80.1)
26.2
(79.2)
24.9
(76.8)
23.2
(73.8)
21.8
(71.2)
20.8
(69.4)
20.6
(69.1)
21.6
(70.9)
22.9
(73.2)
23.9
(75.0)
25.3
(77.5)
23.7
(74.7)
Average low °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
23.5
(74.3)
23.1
(73.6)
21.8
(71.2)
20.0
(68.0)
18.5
(65.3)
17.2
(63.0)
17.0
(62.6)
17.8
(64.0)
19.3
(66.7)
20.4
(68.7)
22.0
(71.6)
20.3
(68.5)
Record low °C (°F) 19.1
(66.4)
18.8
(65.8)
19.3
(66.7)
16.6
(61.9)
15.2
(59.4)
12.8
(55.0)
12.6
(54.7)
12.3
(54.1)
12.9
(55.2)
14.3
(57.7)
15.5
(59.9)
17.1
(62.8)
12.3
(54.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 293.2
(11.54)
320.3
(12.61)
415.8
(16.37)
306.1
(12.05)
201.9
(7.95)
159.2
(6.27)
172.1
(6.78)
141.0
(5.55)
133.2
(5.24)
115.9
(4.56)
119.1
(4.69)
227.1
(8.94)
2,604.9
(102.56)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 16.6 17.0 19.7 17.4 15.5 13.3 12.0 11.0 9.5 10.7 10.3 13.7 166.7
Source: Météo-France[3]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20041,843—    
20091,881+2.1%
20141,747−7.1%
20191,667−4.6%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 4 May 2022.
  2. ^ Population, ménages et logement par commune, en 2019, Institut de la statistique et des études économiques Nouvelle-Calédonie
  3. ^ "Fiche Climatologique Statistiques 1991-2020 et records" (PDF) (in French). Météo-France. Retrieved August 27, 2022.