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The weather guide for New Caledonia (Noumea) 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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When is the best time to go to New Caledonia?

The best time to go to New Caledonia (Noumea) is October, November and December based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in January in New Caledonia (Noumea)29
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  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in February in New Caledonia (Noumea)29
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  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in March in New Caledonia (Noumea)29
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  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in April in New Caledonia (Noumea)27
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in May in New Caledonia (Noumea)25
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  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in June in New Caledonia (Noumea)24
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  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in July in New Caledonia (Noumea)23
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  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in August in New Caledonia (Noumea)23
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  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in September in New Caledonia (Noumea)24
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in October in New Caledonia (Noumea)26
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  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in November in New Caledonia (Noumea)27
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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in December in New Caledonia (Noumea)28
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New Caledonia weather overview

New Caledonia is a French administered territory in the Pacific Ocean that lies approximately midway between southern Queensland and Fiji. Lying in the path of the balmy south-easterly trade winds it has a sunny, temperate climate year-round. However, in the summer months (December to April), the sun can be obscured by heavy rain, as this is the peak wet season when cyclones are most likely to hit, bringing torrential downpours and, sometimes, flooding in their wake.

Temperatures and humidity are highest at this time but both are mitigated by sea breezes. The best time to visit is between June and September, when conditions are cooler.

What to pack for New Caledonia weather

Pack light clothing with warmer cover-ups for chilly evenings and sea breezes. Take rainwear if visiting between December and April.

Which is the hottest month in New Caledonia?

The hottest time of year in Noumea, New Caledonia is normally February. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 29°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in New Caledonia?

In terms of rainfall, March is usually the wettest month in Noumea, New Caledonia with 135mm on average. There are normally 17 days in March with some rain.

When is it sunniest in New Caledonia?

The sunniest time of year in Noumea, New Caledonia is normally October with bright sunshine on average for 63% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in New Caledonia?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Noumea, New Caledonia in February when the water temperature reaches 27°C.

What is the time difference between New Caledonia and the UK?

The time difference between New Caledonia and the UK is GMT+11 hours.

What is the main language spoken in New Caledonia?

The main language spoken in New Caledonia is French.

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What is the currency in New Caledonia?

The currency in New Caledonia is the CFP Franc (XPF).

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Which plugs are used in New Caledonia?

New Caledonia uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

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

They drive on the right side of the road in New Caledonia.

Compare New Caledonia weather with the USA

Below the New Caledonia weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for New Caledonia (Noumea) and the USA (Washington).

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