Climate Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has a oceanic climate. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Papua New Guinea is 55° degrees and there is about 422 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 100 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate Papua New Guinea by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 86 85 85 84 84 83 82 82 83 84 86 86
Night temp. (°F) 76 76 76 75 75 74 73 72 73 74 75 76
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 52 41 70 42 33 22 10 17 26 38 30 40
Days with rain 23 20 24 24 21 18 12 15 21 20 20 22
Dry days 8 8 7 6 10 12 19 16 9 11 10 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 8 9 7 8 9 9 9 11 12 11
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
UV-index 7 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 7

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Best time to visit Papua New Guinea

To go to Papua New Guinea, the best time to visit is May through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Papua New Guinea, January is the warmest month with 86°F and the most cold month is 82°F in July.

In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Papua New Guinea per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea lies in a straight line about 9,102 miles from United States (New York → Port Moresby).

How long is the flight to Papua New Guinea?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Papua New Guinea is approximately 14 hours.

What are the largest airports in Papua New Guinea?

These are the largest airports in Papua New Guinea:

  • Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM) in Port Moresby
  • Nadzab Airport (LAE) in Lae
  • Madang Airport (MAG) in Madang
  • Mount Hagen Kagamuga Airport (HGU) in Mount Hagen
  • Mendi Airport (MDU) in Mendi
  • Wewak International Airport (WWK) in Wewak
  • Kavieng Airport (KVG) in Kavieng
  • Daru Airport (DAU) in Daru
  • Vanimo Airport (VAI) in Vanimo
  • Chimbu Airport (CMU) in Kundiawa

How many inhabitants does Papua New Guinea have?

Papua New Guinea has 8,151,300 inhabitants.

How big is Papua New Guinea?

The surface area of Papua New Guinea is 287,609 mi². It is 1,5x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of Papua New Guinea?

The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby.

What is the currency of Papua New Guinea?

In Papua New Guinea, the Papua New Guinean kina (PGK) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 5 June 2023

  • 1 US dollar = 3.51 Papua New Guinean kina
  • 1 Papua New Guinean kina = 0.29 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 350.73 Papua New Guinean kina
  • 100 Papua New Guinean kina = 28.51 US dollar

What is the area code of Papua New Guinea?

The area code to call Papua New Guinea is +675.

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