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- Kairiru Island
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The weather guide for Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.
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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.
Which is the hottest month in Papua New Guinea?
The hottest time of year in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea is normally December. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with very high heat and humidity.
Which month has the most rain in Papua New Guinea?
In terms of rainfall, March is usually the wettest month in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea with 248mm on average. There are normally 19 days in March with some rain.
When is it sunniest in Papua New Guinea?
The sunniest time of year in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea is normally October with bright sunshine on average for 58% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.
When is the sea warmest in Papua New Guinea?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in January when the water temperature reaches 29°C.
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