According to the rainfall records, the month of February, March, and April are the driest month of the year and that July is the wettest month.
Records of rainfall were first recorded by the German Administration in three areas in Palau. Malakal from 1901-03, Koror from 1905-12, and in Angaur from 1909-11 (the Germans started the first phosphate mining in Angaur). The Japanese shows 17 years of rainfall records especially in Koror from 1924-41. Then after the war in 1947, National Weather Service started recording rainfall in Koror beginning in 1947, Ngesang (village in Ngaraard where Bethania High School is located) from 1955-79, and in Angaur from 1955-77 (stopped when U.S Coast Guard stationed on the island left home few years after the end of the Vietnam war). Palau averages around 3,800mm of rainfall per year.
Since the beginning of this month, we have experienced more rainy that sunny days. It is becoming hard for us to rely on the historical records anymore, this is not just this year, as I recall last year in the month of March and April Palau was drenched with heavy rains and even the previous year(are you sure your memory serves you well?), it serves you well when your work depends on good weather. There was a prediction of an El Nino a couple of years back but instead there came months of torential rain, but it doesn't mean that there is no El Nino, and we should pay heed to the warnings, as is wise to say " much better to be prepared at all times than not to be prepared when it comes"..
Anyway, the only problem is that in the month of July which is the wettest month nothing has changed, it still rains as much as before, which begs the question, did the organizing committee of the Pacific Festival of Arts (PFA) knew of the weather records when they scheduled the event on the rainiest month of the year, or they knew but just toyed with their chances? This might turn out to be the most wettest PFA in history. Though in case of the rain we have the new 2.3 million dollars cultural center being built , Palau National Gym, PCC Cafetorium, but those are not enough to accomodate well over close to three thousand participants not to mention outside visitors coming in as well as the local population. I hope that is not their plan, I haven't heard anyone ever voicing concerns about the weather in July. If luck be on our side during the summer July might become the February of yesteryears. Dry, hot, and humid! and then we can all go out and enjoy the biggest ever regional or international event ever held in Palau or yet the whole of Micronesia including Guam.