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Climate and weather of New caledonia



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Climate

 
New Caledonia has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures range between 30° in January and 23° in July. Rainfall is higher on the east coast (3 000 mm per year) than on the west coast (1 000 mm per year). Sunshine ranges from six to eight hours a day.

Rainy season (December to March)
Temperatures are stable (29-30°) and rainfall (heavy showers in the late afternoon) is high on the west coast and abundant on the east coast. Cyclones sometimes reach the island between January and March.

Dry season (April to November)
Temperatures range between 23 and 27° (they lose eight degrees at night). Rainfall is moderate on the west coast and high on the east coast.

 When to go to New caledonia (pleasant climate) 
The climate of New caledonia is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Nouméa (Capital of New caledonia)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
29°
29°
29°
27°
25°
24°
min
23°
23°
23°
21°
20°
18°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
23°
23°
24°
25°
27°
28°
min
17°
17°
18°
19°
21°
22°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
110
120
130
110
90
130
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
70
70
40
50
60
70

Dumbéa

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
31°
31°
30°
28°
27°
25°
min
23°
23°
22°
21°
18°
17°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
24°
24°
25°
27°
28°
29°
min
16°
15°
16°
18°
19°
21°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
120
140
130
70
60
90
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
70
50
40
40
40
70

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for New caledonia are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

New caledonia weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
New Caledonia is located in the Pacific Ocean, northwest of New Zealand and west of Australia.

Capital: Nouméa
Area: 19 000 km²
Population: 270 000 inhabitants
Language: French
Currency: CFP franc

New caledonia










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