Papua New Guinea weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Papua New Guinea.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Papua New Guinea. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

More destinations >>

  • Save 30% or more on beach holidays
  • Destinations include Spain, Malta & the UK
  • Check government advisories before travel. T&Cs apply

Expires at 23:59 on Thursday 30th Jun 2022 · View all Hotels.com offers

Recommended for Papua New Guinea

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.

  • Top deals & discounts
  • Papua New Guinea climate averages by month
  • More destinations
  • Best time to go to Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea 5-day weather forecast
  • Papua New Guinea weather today - current conditions (last 24-hours)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

Back to top

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.

What is the time difference between Papua New Guinea and the UK?

The time difference between Papua New Guinea and the UK is GMT+10 to GMT+11 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Papua New Guinea?

The main languages spoken in Papua New Guinea are Tok Pisin and English.

Learn a language for Papua New Guinea with Busuu*, Lingoda* and Rocket Languages*.

What is the currency in Papua New Guinea?

The currency in Papua New Guinea is the Papua New Guinean Kina (PGK).

Send money to Papua New Guinea with Monito*.

Which plugs are used in Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea uses electrical plug type I (240 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Papua New Guinea?

They drive on the left side of the road in Papua New Guinea.

Do you need a visa for Papua New Guinea?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Papua New Guinea.

Check Papua New Guinea visa requirements for all passport holders with VisaHQ* and iVisa.com*.

Compare Papua New Guinea weather with the USA

Below the Papua New Guinea weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) and the USA (Washington).

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)
USA (Washington)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

Compare more Papua New Guinea weather >>

Back to top

Related posts

Popular travel offers

Top ^

*affiliate links: find out how we are funded and why this helps us remain free to use.