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Best time to visit New Caledonia

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The best time to visit New Caledonia is May-June

New Caledonia is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, May-June is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The warmest month of the year in Nouméa, New Caledonia is February, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 26℃ (80℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 29℃ (84℉) on the hottest days of summer. In the colder months such as August, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 18℃ (64℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of New Caledonia though so you can find out more information about this below.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting New Caledonia, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of New Caledonia in March. Head there in September instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to New Caledonia below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

December

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New Caledonia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. New Caledonia is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in New Caledonia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
NoumeaMay-June
26℃
23℃
26℃
24℃
26℃
23℃
25℃
22℃
23℃
21℃
22℃
19℃
21℃
18℃
21℃
18℃
21℃
18℃
23℃
20℃
24℃
21℃
25℃
22℃
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Top FAQs

New Caledonia is in Oceania.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in New Caledonia:

The warmest month of the year in Nouméa, one of the most popular places to visit in New Caledonia, is February.
The driest month of the year in Nouméa, New Caledonia, is usually around September each year.

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