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.
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
|NOUMEA (20 metres)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|