The best times to visit Papua Region for ideal weather are

August 20th to September 16th

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

 

 


Other Papua Region Travel Info

Weather in Papua Region

Temperature

Average temperatures in Papua Region vary very little. 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 7th 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 Papua Region, the hottest months are December, November, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late November where highs are regularly around 91.9°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.8°F (26.6°C) at night.

Papua Region Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Papua Region 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.

Papua Region Perceived Temperature (F)

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Papua Region Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Papua Region 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 90.4 84.4 76.9
Feb 90.3 84.8 77.6
Mar 90.5 84.8 77.1
Apr 88.6 83.4 76.8
May 87.6 83.1 76.7
Jun 84.7 80.8 75.5
Jul 84 79.7 74.4
Aug 84.8 80 73.5
Sep 86.5 81.5 74.7
Oct 88.2 83 76
Nov 90.1 84.9 77.5
Dec 89.9 85 78.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.4 29.1 24.9
Feb 32.4 29.3 25.3
Mar 32.5 29.3 25.1
Apr 31.4 28.6 24.9
May 30.9 28.4 24.8
Jun 29.3 27.1 24.2
Jul 28.9 26.5 23.6
Aug 29.3 26.7 23.1
Sep 30.3 27.5 23.7
Oct 31.2 28.3 24.4
Nov 32.3 29.4 25.3
Dec 32.2 29.4 25.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Papua Region are January, October, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Papua Region? 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 Papua Region.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Papua Region (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 16% 0 2.4
Feb 33% 0 6.3
Mar 22% 0 5.9
Apr 25% 0 4.3
May 28% 0 5.3
Jun 27% 0 3.2
Jul 34% 0 4.9
Aug 18% 0 4.7
Sep 22% 0 4
Oct 17% 0 2.4
Nov 25% 0 3
Dec 33% 0 6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 6.1
Feb 33 0 16
Mar 22 0 15
Apr 25 0 10.9
May 28 0 13.5
Jun 27 0 8.1
Jul 34 0 12.4
Aug 18 0 11.9
Sep 22 0 10.2
Oct 17 0 6.1
Nov 25 0 7.6
Dec 33 0 15.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Papua Region has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (62.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (73.7%).

Wind in Papua Region is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by August and October. September’s average wind speed of around 10.4 knots (11.9 MPH or 19.2 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 early to mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 24.8 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 10 Gentle breeze 18.2 Strong breeze
Feb 9.9 Gentle breeze 18.7 Strong breeze
Mar 9.8 Gentle breeze 18.2 Strong breeze
Apr 8.8 Gentle breeze 18 Strong breeze
May 9.1 Gentle breeze 18 Strong breeze
Jun 8.3 Gentle breeze 17.4 Strong breeze
Jul 9.2 Gentle breeze 18.2 Strong breeze
Aug 10.2 Gentle breeze 20.1 Strong breeze
Sep 10.4 Gentle breeze 19.7 Strong breeze
Oct 10.1 Gentle breeze 20.9 Strong breeze
Nov 9.5 Gentle breeze 20.1 Strong breeze
Dec 8.3 Gentle breeze 17.5 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.8%
Feb 65.7%
Mar 64.2%
Apr 68.5%
May 67.9%
Jun 73.7%
Jul 73.6%
Aug 69.1%
Sep 67%
Oct 63.9%
Nov 62.6%
Dec 65.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Papua Region?

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 Papua Region, 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 Papua Region 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 Papua Region Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.7°F (33.2°C) and 86°F (30°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 9 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 6 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Papua Region, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 85.9°F (29.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 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 Papua Region to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.8°F (33.2°C) and 88.5°F (31.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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