Temperatures have warmed and will continue to warm with more very hot days in the future.
Rainfall at Koror shows no clear trend since 1948. Wet season rainfall is generally projected to increase over this century, with more extreme rainfall days and less droughts.
Ocean acidification has been increasing in Palau’s waters. It will continue to increase and threaten coral reef ecosystems.
Wave height in December to March is projected to decrease by the end of the century, with a slight decrease in wave period. In June to September a small decrease in period is projected, with a clockwise rotation toward the south.
Sea level near Palau has risen and will continue to rise throughout this century.
Geographic coordinates: Lat. 3°N–9°N, Long. 131°E–135°E