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Luengoni, Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Luengoni, Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Author Marco Ramerini

New Caledonia climate: when to go to New Caledonia

New Caledonia, is located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, it benefits from a relatively temperate climate affected by trade winds and divided in four distinct seasons. The hot season is the one that goes from December to March, this time you can have torrential rains and strong winds, and also can sometimes occur occasional tropical cyclones.

The months of April and May is a transition period, during which the temperature and precipitation decreases. The fresh season ranging from June to August, at this time are reached the minimum temperatures and precipitation also decreased.

During this period, occasionally, polar perturbations, which sometimes bring rain and cool winds, can reach the southern part of the country.

Kanumera, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Kanumera, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Author Marco Ramerini

The second season of transition is the one that runs from September to November, this is probably the best time to visit the islands, temperatures begin to rise, the trade winds blow unabated and is the least rainy period of the year.

The sea water temperature varies from 22 ° C in the months of August and September, up to 27 ° C in February.

WHEN TO GO TO NEW CALEDONIA

The best season for a trip to New Caledonia is the one that runs from September to November.

NEW CALEDONIA CLIMATIC TABLES

Grande Terre (Noumea)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Rain (mm)

94

130

145

132

112

94

91

66

64

51

61

66

Min Temp (°C)

22

23

22

21

19

18

17

16

17

18

20

21

Max Temp (°C)

30

29

29

28

26

25

24

24

26

27

28

30

Nouméa (Grande Terre)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Sea water temperatures (°C)

26

27

26

26

25

23

23

22

22

23

24

25

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