Noumea weather in January (New Caledonia)

Looking to travel to Noumea in January? This guide provides all the weather details you need.

In January, the weather in Noumea typically experiences high temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 28°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 23°C.

Noumea in January usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 136 mm (show in inches) for the month. Typically around 14 days of rainfall is expected.

The weather is predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 239 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days June, July, August, September, October, November and December typically offer the most favorable weather. In contrast, March tends to have less favorable conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly weather and climate conditions, visit our specialized Noumea climate page with graphs.


Noumea, monthly averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 23.2°C  
Max Temperature 27.6°C  
Water Temperature 26°C  
Chance of Rain 48%  
Precipitation 136 mm  
Rainy days 14 days  
Humidity 78%  
Windspeed 18 km/h  
Sunshine 239 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Caledonia in January

Find out more about the weather in New Caledonia in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Noumea in January?

​ It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. ​ With a water temperature of around 26°C this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear. ​

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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