Table 1

Main climate characteristics for Quinindé and Quevedo.

Principales caractéristiques climatiques à Quinindé et Quevedo.

Site Rainfall (mm) Temperature (°C) Sunshine a (h) Global radiation b (MJ m−2 d−1)
Quinindé (1973–2013)        
1st semester 2221 26.4 569 12.6
2nd semester 543 25.4 400 10.9
Annual 2764 25.9 969 11.7
Quevedo (1970–2011)        
1st semester 1861 25.4 509  
2nd semester 305 24.3 370  
Annual 2166 24.9 879  
Standards for oil palm >2000 mm yr−1 22–33 (min. max.) 1 825–2 555 h yr−1 15 MJ m−2 d−1

(a) Sunshine measured with a Campbell Stokes recorder; (b) from Davis weather station 2011 to 2013 only. The standards for oil palm are from Corley and Tinker (2016).

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