Weather in New Caledonia

New Caledonia has a beautiful semi-tropical climate. The weather is consistent all year round, despite distinct warmer and cooler months. Temperatures average 24°C, dropping to 20-22°C in the cooler months (June/July/August) and rising up to 28° in the warmer months (December/January/February/March).

New Caledonia Summer
Between November and April, New Caledonia’s warm season averages temperatures around 25°C. There is semi-frequent rainfall during this period, with February typically being both the hottest and wettest month of the year.

New Caledonia Winter
New Caledonia’s dry season runs from May to September. It is only slightly cooler than the summer, featuring spring-like temperatures. August is the coolest month of the year, with temperatures dropping as low as 17°C.

When is the best time to visit New Caledonia?
Peak travel times to New Caledonia from Australia tend to sit in the middle of both the seasons (between September and December)—when the temperatures are mild, the rainfall is low, and there is less humidity! The best time to visit New Caledonia, however, depends on how you want to spend your time there. If you plan on an active holiday, the cooler months are ideal. Hikers tend to avoid the summer rains, as do whale watchers, divers, and snorkelers (visibility is best between April and November). Foodies and cultural enthusiasts can withstand a little rain. There are plenty of festivals, museums, and art galleries to check out during the summer months. You can read more about all of these experiences here!

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