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What is the climate like in Papua New Guinea?

The climate of Papua New Guinea has an average yearly temperature of 29°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 27°C and rise to 31°C.

Annually, about 3823 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Papua New Guinea.

The best time to visit Papua New Guinea is January to December. Although it often rains during this period, it rains less than in other months. The temperatures are also good for visiting Papua New Guinea.

The hurricane season in Papua New Guinea lasts from early November to late April.

Temperature 27 to 31°C
Rain 3823 mm

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The expected heat was there, but the rain showers were unpre... more

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Sometimes a short, heavy rain fell, but the sun was never fa... more

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The climate of Papua New Guinea
  • Average yearly temperature: 29°C
  • Highest temperature: 31°C in December
  • Lowest temperature: 27°C in July and August
  • Rainfall: 3823 mm per year, averaging 319 mm by month
  • Driest months: 263 mm in August, 277 mm in February and 279 mm in November
  • Wettest months: 384 mm in March, 346 mm in April and 342 mm in September

Climate table Papua New Guinea

The climate table for Papua New Guinea shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 30 30 29 30 29 28 27 27 28 29 30 31
Nighttime temperature (°C) 22 23 21 25 23 22 21 21 21 22 22 22
Rainfall (mm) 327 277 384 346 311 318 325 263 342 314 279 337
UV Index 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 7 8 8 8
Hurricane season Papua New Guinea Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Temperature by month in Papua New Guinea

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Papua New Guinea

Temperature by month in Papua New Guinea

Rainfall by month in Papua New Guinea

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Papua New Guinea.

Rainfall by month in Papua New Guinea

UV index by month in Papua New Guinea

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Papua New Guinea.

UV index by month in Papua New Guinea

Yearly temperature in Papua New Guinea

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Papua New Guinea, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Papua New Guinea

Yearly total rainfall in Papua New Guinea

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Papua New Guinea.

Rainfall per year in Papua New Guinea

Weather experiences in Papua New Guinea

The weather in Papua New Guinea is rated an average of 3,5 out of 5 stars by 6 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

The expected heat was there, but the rain showers were unpredictable and sometimes too heavy. Overall, nature was breathtaking despite the sticky weather.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Sometimes a short, heavy rain fell, but the sun was never far away.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Both sun and rain, so be sure to bring a poncho. It is hot but also humid, so be prepared to sweat. Unfortunately, there were mosquitoes everywhere.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

There are some tropical showers that make for an exotic experience. Beautiful nature.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Sunny days were rare, but heavy rain did not spoil the fun. Most of the time the temperature was around 29 degrees.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Warm temperatures were followed by heavy but brief showers throughout the day. This combination of sun and rain created a particularly green and vibrant environment.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Papua New Guinea by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Papua New Guinea and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Papua New Guinea, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.