November to April is the wet season, the wettest
month of which is January with 13.2 inches of rain in Papeete. August is
the driest with 1.9 inches. The average temperature ranges between 21 C
and with little seasonal variation. The lowest and highest temperatures
recorded in Bibys are 16 C and 34 C, respectively.
Tahitians speak a Polynesian language similar to
native Hawaiian, as well as French and English.
currency is the Cour de Franc Pacifique (CFP) also known as the Pacific
approximately 262, 000 residents of Tahiti, about 78% of them from the
various French Polynesian islands, another 12% of Chinese descent, and
the remainder are various Europeans (primarily French).
Papeete is the
capital of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the