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Best time to visit Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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The best time to visit Port Moresby is May-October

If you’re looking to travel to Port Moresby for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Port Moresby is May-October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Port Moresby can rise to a maximum of 32℃ (90℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 20℃ (68℉) around August.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Port Moresby during the day, the sun stays up the longest around December. On average it rains the most days in March, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Port Moresby below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

December

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

December

Port Moresby seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Port Moresby as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Port Moresby 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 Port Moresby

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 Port Moresby 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.

Port Moresby 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 Port Moresby 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

Port Moresby in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 156mm (6") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Moresby in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 125mm (5") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Moresby in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 203mm (8") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Moresby in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • 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 Port Moresby in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Moresby in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 110mm (4") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Moresby in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Moresby in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Moresby in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Moresby in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 82mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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

Port Moresby in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 110mm (4") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Moresby in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 88mm (3") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Port Moresby in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Moresby in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Port Moresby is usually December, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Port Moresby is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Port Moresby 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 Port Moresby, 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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