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Papua New Guinea Weather

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The climate of Papua New Guinea is tropical and pleasant but is not divided into traditional seasons. Instead, months can be split into the rainy season (December to March) and the dry season (May to October). The rainy season can expect heavier rainfalls courtesy of the northwest monsoon, while the dry season sees trade winds from the southeast that bring dry, cooler weather. Annual rainfalls can be hard to predict due to alternating north and south monsoon patterns with April and November being the only two months that are not traditionally affected by monsoon seasons.

Like most countries, temperatures in Papua New Guinea can be dependent on geography. Coastal and lowland areas are usually hot and humid with temperatures averaging around 28˚C. The humidity can be quite high in the lowlands, usually sitting at around 80%. Highland areas are cooler with temperatures in the late teens and early twenties with humidity averaging between 65-80%. Some of the highest mountain points in Papua New Guinea have been known to see frost and even snowfalls.



Papua New Guinea Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Papua New Guinea. 

Learn about the history and culture of Papua New Guinea, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Papua New Guinea's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Papua New Guinea for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Papua New Guinea tours today!


Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Papua New Guinea tours at one of Goway's other South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of Australian vacations, New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages, stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from New Zealand.



Book your Papua New Guinea tour with Goway!

Goway's DOWNUNDER wizards offer many ways to explore, experience and enjoy amazing Papua New Guinea. There are different lodges for different regions, a stay in a Sepik riverboat as well as a luxury small vessel cruising in the region. We can also arrange adventure treks and diving experiences. Let us custom-design what will be your most amazing globetrotting journey.


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