Papua New Guinea weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Papua New Guinea weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Papua New Guinea is expected to be 31°C, while the average maximum temperature in May is 30°C. The weather guide for Papua New Guinea shown below is for Port Moresby. Read more about the weather in Papua New Guinea.

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Papua New Guinea weather averages

Check Papua New Guinea weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Papua New Guinea are January, February, March, October, November and December with an average maximum temperature of 31°C. The sunniest months are August, September, October and November with on average 7 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is August with 6 days. The sea is at its warmest in Papua New Guinea in January, February, March and December with an average sea temperature of 29°C. The Papua New Guinea weather averages shown below are for Port Moresby.

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Papua New Guinea weather today

Here is the weather in Papua New Guinea today, Wednesday 24th May 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Papua New Guinea with a maximum temperature of 31°C, moderate levels of heat & humidity and 3 hours of bright sunshine. There are 2-5 mm of rainfall expected with 52% chance of some rain and a moderate breeze of 22 kph from the south-east. The weather forecast shown below is for Port Moresby.

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Papua New Guinea weather overview

Papua New Guinea, the eastern part of the island of New Guinea, has mountains at its heart and a tropical climate throughout. The swamplands in the south (which include Port Moresby) have the lowest rainfall but are always humid and oppressive. Higher regions are cooler, with snow on the highest peaks and heavy rainfall all year. The north, which includes the Sepik River, endures torrential rains during the northwest monsoon (November to March).

What to pack for Papua New Guinea weather

Take light clothing and add heavier clothes and rainwear if you are going to the highlands.

Tropical storm risk: Papua New Guinea cyclone season

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The Papua New Guinea tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season for Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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Papua New Guinea holiday weather averages by month

Check Papua New Guinea holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Papua New Guinea weather with the USA

Below the Papua New Guinea weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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