The climate in Papua New Guinea

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of 13 weather stations.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1630m have not been included.
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 at times pleasant but also tropical humid. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 28 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Morobe. The coldest is Western Highlands. Dued to the lesser 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
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Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Papua New Guinea
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
Madang30.9 °C24.0 °C182 3,300 l
Manus30.7 °C25.0 °C212 3,398 l
Morobe32.1 °C23.1 °C157 1,548 l
National Capital31.4 °C23.3 °C95 1,190 l
New Britain30.9 °C23.5 °C185 2,989 l
New Ireland31.0 °C24.1 °C214 3,234 l
East Sepik31.3 °C24.2 °C156 2,230 l
Eastern Highlands26.7 °C15.7 °C222 1,843 l
Sandaun30.9 °C24.3 °C163 2,796 l
Western Province31.3 °C23.5 °C206 3,701 l
Western Highlands25.8 °C215 2,778 l

Data basis and methodology

The data of 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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