Mata-Utu is the capital of the Wallis and Futuna Islands and has a population of roughly 1,250 inhabitants. It is located in the Hahake district on the island of Wallis. Apart from being the administrative and political centre, it is also the cultural and tourism hub of the island nation. Downtown Mata-Utu is dominated by the Mata-Utu Cathedral, a French national monument. Other features include the palace of the King of Uvea and two important archaeological sites, Talietumu and Tonga Toto, are just outside the tiny town. Several restaurants and hotels cater to travellers.
Mata-Utu has a tropical climate typical for the Pacific. Temperatures during the day average a pleasant 28 to 30 degrees Celcius and drop to around 24 degrees at night. Temperatures variations in Mata-Utu on Wallis are small. April to October is the driest period, although you can't really speak of a dry and a wet season, it is just a bit drier during these months with rain possible on 20 to 25 days a year, compared to 25 to 29 days from November to March, the wetter season. From January to March, the occasional hurricane (typhoon) might strike Mata-Utu, but years can go by withouth one.
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