The best times to visit Kokopo for ideal weather are

February 26th to March 18th

or

July 30th to August 19th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Kokopo Travel Info

Weather in Kokopo

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kokopo vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 3rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kokopo, the hottest months are December, November, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 88.2°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80°F (26.7°C) at night.

Kokopo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kokopo Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Kokopo Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kokopo Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kokopo Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 85.7 82.9 78.8
Feb 86.2 83.4 78.7
Mar 86.6 83.6 78.9
Apr 86.3 83.3 78.6
May 86.1 83.3 79
Jun 85.6 83.1 78.9
Jul 84.3 82.1 78.5
Aug 84.6 82.2 78.4
Sep 85 82.4 78.6
Oct 86 83.3 79.3
Nov 86.6 83.8 80
Dec 87.3 84.1 79.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.8 28.3 26
Feb 30.1 28.6 25.9
Mar 30.3 28.7 26.1
Apr 30.2 28.5 25.9
May 30.1 28.5 26.1
Jun 29.8 28.4 26.1
Jul 29.1 27.8 25.8
Aug 29.2 27.9 25.8
Sep 29.4 28 25.9
Oct 30 28.5 26.3
Nov 30.3 28.8 26.7
Dec 30.7 28.9 26.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kokopo are November, October, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid August. For example, on the week of August 6th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Kokopo? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Kokopo.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kokopo (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 47% 0 10.6
Feb 43% 0 5.9
Mar 39% 0 11.1
Apr 39% 0 8.7
May 34% 0 5.2
Jun 32% 0 8
Jul 44% 0 7.9
Aug 37% 0 7
Sep 32% 0 4.4
Oct 31% 0 4.1
Nov 30% 0 6.1
Dec 41% 0 5.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 47 0 26.9
Feb 43 0 15
Mar 39 0 28.2
Apr 39 0 22.1
May 34 0 13.2
Jun 32 0 20.3
Jul 44 0 20.1
Aug 37 0 17.8
Sep 32 0 11.2
Oct 31 0 10.4
Nov 30 0 15.5
Dec 41 0 13.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Kokopo has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (70.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (75.2%).

Wind in Kokopo is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and September. July’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 11.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kokopo.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.7 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.3 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.9 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 8.4 Gentle breeze 11.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 7.9 Gentle breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 7.6 Gentle breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.6 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 5 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 75%
Feb 72.5%
Mar 70.8%
Apr 73.3%
May 73.8%
Jun 74.1%
Jul 75.2%
Aug 74.7%
Sep 75%
Oct 73.5%
Nov 72%
Dec 72.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kokopo?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Papua New Guinea; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea is July, followed by September and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Kokopo in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58.3 in December means 58.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Kokopo Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 85.5°F (29.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 11 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 10 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kokopo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 9 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Kokopo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 84.5°F (29.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 12 to 14 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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