New Caledonia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit New Caledonia

The best time to visit in New Caledonia is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in New Caledonia is 26°C in January and the lowest is 21°C in July.

New Caledonia has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in New Caledonia or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather New Caledonia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 26 24 23 22 21 21 21 23 24 25
Precipitation (mm) 89 69 128 76 59 68 52 43 27 35 56 64
Climate data from city: Nouméa

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14 day weather forecast New Caledonia

The weather for in New Caledonia will be 26° till 20° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for New Caledonia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Nouméa.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 27 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
24° 1.9 mm 40% 1 m/s 4
Thursday 28 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
24° 5.9 mm 65% 1 m/s 10
Friday 29 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
24° 1.0 mm 25% 1 m/s 8
Saturday 30 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
24° 0.3 mm 10% 1 m/s 10
Sunday 31 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
24° 0.8 mm 20% 1 m/s 10
Monday 1 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
16°
24° 3.6 mm 55% 1 m/s 7
Tuesday 2 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
15°
24° 1.5 mm 35% 2 m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 3 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
14°
24° 1.0 mm 25% 2 m/s 4
Thursday 4 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
15°
24° 10.0 mm 75% 2 m/s 6
Friday 5 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
16°
24° 7.0 mm 70% 2 m/s 7
Saturday 6 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
18°
24° 5.6 mm 65% 2 m/s 1
Sunday 7 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
18°
24° 8.9 mm 75% 3 m/s 1
Monday 8 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
18°
24° 19.3 mm 95% 3 m/s 1
Tuesday 9 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
18°
24° 33.7 mm 95% 3 m/s 1

Climate New Caledonia

New Caledonia has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for New Caledonia is 23° degrees and there is about 766 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 78 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of New Caledonia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 26 24 23 22 21 21 21 23 24 25
Night temp. (°C) 23 24 23 22 21 19 18 18 18 20 21 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 89 69 128 76 59 68 52 43 27 35 56 64
Days with rain 19 20 23 20 20 17 17 14 13 16 17 19
Dry days 12 8 8 10 11 13 14 17 17 15 13 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 8 9 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 6
Climate data from city: Nouméa

New Caledonia weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for New Caledonia? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is New Caledonia?

New Caledonia lies in a straight line about 14,034 km from United States (New York → Nouméa).

How long is the flight to New Caledonia?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to New Caledonia is approximately 12 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in New Caledonia?

These are the largest airports in New Caledonia:

  • Nouméa Magenta Airport – Nouméa
  • La Tontouta International Airport – Nouméa
  • Koné Airport – Koné
  • Koumac Airport – Koumac
  • Touho Airport – Touho

How many inhabitants are there in New Caledonia?

New Caledonia has approximately 277,000 inhabitants.

How big is New Caledonia?

The area of New Caledonia is around 277,000 km². It is 1,5x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of New Caledonia?

The capital of New Caledonia is Nouméa.

What is the currency of New Caledonia?

In New Caledonia the CFP franc(franc Pacifique) (XPF) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 27 October 2021

  • 1 CFP franc(franc Pacifique) = 100.85 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.010 CFP franc(franc Pacifique)
  • 10 CFP franc(franc Pacifique) = 1,008.50 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.10 CFP franc(franc Pacifique)
  • 100 CFP franc(franc Pacifique) = 10,084.98 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 0.99 CFP franc(franc Pacifique)

What is the area code of New Caledonia?

The area code to call New Caledonia is +687.