The best times to visit Noumea for ideal weather are
May 7th to November 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Noumea Travel Guide
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Weather in Noumea
Average temperatures in Noumea vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 50th 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 Noumea, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid February where highs are regularly around 85.4°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.4°F (24.1°C) at night.
Noumea Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Noumea Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Noumea Perceived Temperature (F)
Noumea Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Noumea 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Noumea are November, October, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early October. For example, on the week of October 1st there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.
When can you find snow in Noumea? 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 Noumea.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Noumea (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Noumea has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (63.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (74.6%).
Wind in Noumea is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by November and October. January’s average wind speed of around 11.8 knots (13.5 MPH or 21.8 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 17.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Noumea.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||11.8||Significant breeze||16.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10.3||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Mar||11.1||Significant breeze||15.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.8||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|May||9.3||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.8||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.5||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.9||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||11.1||Significant breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||11.2||Significant breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10.1||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Noumea?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for New Caledonia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Noumea, New Caledonia is November, followed by June and March. 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 Noumea 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
Overall Noumea Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 75.8°F (24.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with about 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Noumea, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 82°F (27.8°C) and 75.3°F (24.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Noumea to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 83.1°F (28.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.