Climate New Caledonia

New Caledonia has a tropical rainforest climate. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for New Caledonia is 23° degrees and there is about 766 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 78 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate New Caledonia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 26 24 23 22 21 21 21 23 24 25
Night temp. (°C) 23 24 23 22 21 19 18 18 18 20 21 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 89 69 128 76 59 68 52 43 27 35 56 64
Days with rain 19 20 23 20 20 17 17 14 13 16 17 19
Dry days 12 8 8 10 11 13 14 17 17 15 13 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 8 9 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 6

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Best time to visit New Caledonia

To go to New Caledonia, the best time to visit is January and February and April through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In New Caledonia, January is the warmest month with 26°C and the most cold month is 21°C in July.

New Caledonia weather by month

What is the average New Caledonia weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is New Caledonia?

New Caledonia lies in a straight line about 6,272 km from Philippines (Manila → Nouméa).

How long is the flight to New Caledonia?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to New Caledonia is approximately 8 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in New Caledonia?

These are the largest airports in New Caledonia:

  • Nouméa Magenta Airport (GEA) in Nouméa
  • La Tontouta International Airport (NOU) in Nouméa
  • Koné Airport (KNQ) in Koné
  • Koumac Airport (KOC) in Koumac
  • Touho Airport (TOU) in Touho
  • Tiga Airport (TGJ)
  • Île Art - Waala Airport (BMY)
  • Île des Pins Airport (ILP)
  • Lifou Airport (LIF)
  • Maré Airport (MEE)

How many inhabitants does New Caledonia have?

New Caledonia has 277,000 inhabitants.

How big is New Caledonia?

The surface area of New Caledonia is 277,000 km². It is slightly smaller than Philippines.

What is the capital of New Caledonia?

The capital of New Caledonia is Nouméa.

What is the currency of New Caledonia?

In New Caledonia, the CFP franc(franc Pacifique) (XPF) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 8 June 2023

  • 1 Philippine piso = 2.09 CFP franc(franc Pacifique)
  • 1 CFP franc(franc Pacifique) = 0.48 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 208.84 CFP franc(franc Pacifique)
  • 100 CFP franc(franc Pacifique) = 47.88 Philippine piso

What is the area code of New Caledonia?

The area code to call New Caledonia is +687.

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