The climate in Papua New Guinea

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 12 weather stations.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather in Papua New Guinea pleasant at times but also tropical humid. It is warm to hot all year round, inviting bathing at average water temperatures of 28 degrees. The warmest and at the same time rainiest region is Morobe. The coldest is Manus. Due to less rain, the best time for traveling is in August.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Papua New Guinea
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Papua New Guinea
Rain days per monthRain days per month in Papua New Guinea
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Water temperatureWater temperatures in Papua New Guinea
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Papua New Guinea
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Papua New Guinea

Regions in Papua New Guinea

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Gulf Coast31.4 °C23.3 °C2,263 h95 1,215 l
Madang30.9 °C24.0 °C2,044 h182 3,303 l
Manus30.8 °C25.0 °C1,971 h212 3,387 l
Morobe32.2 °C23.1 °C2,117 h157 1,555 l
New Britain30.9 °C23.6 °C185 2,949 l
New Ireland31.0 °C24.2 °C2,117 h214 3,285 l
East Sepik31.3 °C24.2 °C1,935 h156 2,146 l
Sandaun30.9 °C24.3 °C163 2,796 l
Western Province31.4 °C23.4 °C1,898 h206 3,836 l
Central Highlands30.9 °C24.0 °C2,044 h182 3,303 l

Data basis and methodology

The data from the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level. Thus, if a disproportionate number of weather stations are located in a small area, their number does not affect the national average.
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