When is the best time to go to Papua New Guinea?

When is the best time to go to Papua New Guinea? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In August, the weather is good across more than 12% of the territory of Papua New Guinea
  • The best months to go to Port Moresby are June, July and August
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Port Moresby
  • March is the wettest month in this city
  • Alotau is the city with the best climate, with good weather 6 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Port Moresby are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, October, November and December

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Papua New Guinea for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 65°F to 86°F
82%
February 65°F to 86°F
79%
March 65°F to 85°F
85%
April 65°F to 85°F
82%
May 65°F to 85°F
76%
June 63°F to 85°F
72%
July 63°F to 85°F
66%
August 63°F to 85°F
64%
September 63°F to 85°F
71%
October 63°F to 85°F
71%
November 65°F to 85°F
75%
December 65°F to 86°F
80%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Papua New Guinea by cities

Port Moresby

Best time to go to Port Moresby

The best months to go to Port Moresby are june, july and august.

Madang

Best time to go to Madang

The best months to go to Madang are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Goroka

Best time to go to Goroka

The best months to go to Goroka are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Papua New Guinea

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Papua New Guinea and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Port Moresby, Madang, Goroka, Kavieng and Kiunga, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Where to go in Papua New Guinea?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Port Moresby86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F83°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F
Madang86°F85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
Goroka76°F76°F76°F76°F76°F74°F74°F76°F76°F77°F77°F77°F
Kavieng86°F85°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F86°F
Kiunga90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F86°F85°F86°F88°F90°F92°F90°F
Lae83°F83°F83°F81°F79°F77°F76°F77°F77°F79°F81°F81°F
Rabaul85°F85°F85°F85°F86°F85°F85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F
Aitape83°F83°F83°F83°F85°F83°F83°F85°F83°F85°F85°F83°F
Alotau86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F79°F81°F81°F83°F85°F86°F
Ambunti86°F86°F85°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
Arawa83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F81°F79°F79°F81°F81°F83°F83°F
Daru88°F88°F88°F86°F85°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F
Kerema77°F77°F77°F77°F77°F76°F74°F76°F76°F77°F77°F79°F
Kimbe85°F85°F85°F86°F88°F86°F85°F86°F86°F88°F88°F86°F
Lorengau86°F85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
Mendi68°F68°F68°F68°F68°F68°F67°F67°F68°F68°F70°F68°F
Popondetta86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F86°F
Vanimo85°F85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
Wabag70°F70°F70°F70°F70°F70°F70°F70°F70°F70°F70°F70°F
Wewak86°F86°F85°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F

Legend:

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather



Map of Papua New Guinea

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Is this weather information for Papua New Guinea reliable?

Climate data for Papua New Guinea has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Papua New Guinea allows us to determine the average for each month in Port Moresby, Madang, Goroka, Kavieng, Kiunga, Lae, Rabaul, Aitape, and 12 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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