The best times to visit Paita 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.

 

 


Other Paita Travel Info

Weather in Paita

Temperature

Average temperatures in Paita 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 Paita, 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.

Paita Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Paita 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.

Paita Perceived Temperature (F)

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Paita Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Paita 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 84.2 78.6 74.2
Feb 85.1 79.5 75
Mar 83.3 78.2 74
Apr 80.9 75.9 71.8
May 77 71.9 67.8
Jun 75.6 70.5 66.5
Jul 73.6 68.4 64.3
Aug 74.1 68.6 64.2
Sep 76 70.4 65.5
Oct 77.9 72.3 67.7
Nov 80.6 74.8 70
Dec 84.5 78.2 73.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29 25.9 23.4
Feb 29.5 26.4 23.9
Mar 28.5 25.7 23.3
Apr 27.2 24.4 22.1
May 25 22.2 19.9
Jun 24.2 21.4 19.2
Jul 23.1 20.2 17.9
Aug 23.4 20.3 17.9
Sep 24.4 21.3 18.6
Oct 25.5 22.4 19.8
Nov 27 23.8 21.1
Dec 29.2 25.7 22.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Paita 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 Paita? 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 Paita.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Paita (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 24% 0 5.1
Feb 26% 0 4.4
Mar 34% 0 7.8
Apr 24% 0 4.1
May 22% 0 3.4
Jun 19% 0 2.9
Jul 19% 0 3.1
Aug 19% 0 2.7
Sep 17% 0 2.3
Oct 13% 0 1.8
Nov 12% 0 1.7
Dec 15% 0 2.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 0 13
Feb 26 0 11.2
Mar 34 0 19.8
Apr 24 0 10.4
May 22 0 8.6
Jun 19 0 7.4
Jul 19 0 7.9
Aug 19 0 6.9
Sep 17 0 5.8
Oct 13 0 4.6
Nov 12 0 4.3
Dec 15 0 5.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Paita 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 Paita 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 Paita.

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Wind

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

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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
Jan 72%
Feb 72.9%
Mar 74.6%
Apr 72.1%
May 67.6%
Jun 68.9%
Jul 65.7%
Aug 65.3%
Sep 64.6%
Oct 63.6%
Nov 64.5%
Dec 67.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Paita?

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 Paita, 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 Paita 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 43.2 in December means 43.2% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

Overall Paita 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 Paita, 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 Paita 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.

 

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