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Best time to visit Noumea, New Caledonia

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The best time to visit Noumea is May-June

Are you looking for the best time to visit Noumea? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Noumea is a great destination to visit almost all year round, May-June is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

The warmest month of the year in Noumea is February, where the average temperature gets to around 26℃ (80℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (84℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 17℃ (62℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Noumea during the day, the sun stays up the longest around December. The wet season in Noumea usually falls during the months surrounding March each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Noumea. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

December

Noumea seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Noumea as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Noumea is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Noumea

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Noumea for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Noumea climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Noumea for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Noumea in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 83mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Noumea in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 20 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Noumea in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 134mm (5") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Noumea in April

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 21 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Noumea in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 20 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


Noumea in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 17 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Noumea in July

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 18 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Noumea in August

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 15 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Noumea in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 14 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Noumea in October

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 17 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Noumea in November

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 17 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Noumea in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Noumea in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Noumea is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Noumea is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Noumea is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Noumea, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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