Port Moresby weather in January (Papua Region, Papua New Guinea)

This month is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Port Moresby in January lies at 31.1°C (87.98°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 17.4°C (63.32°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

January is part of the rainy season with an average precipitation of 330mm (13.0 inches). This makes it the wettest month of the year. There are generally around 22 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 185 hours of sunshine during the entire month.

 

Port Moresby, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature 17 °C  
Max Temperature 31 °C  
Water Temperature 29 °C *  
Chance of Rain 76%  
Precipitation 329mm  
Rainy days 23 days  
Humidity 78% *  
Sunshine 185 hrs *  

Where to stay in Port Moresby

Where to go in Papua New Guinea in January

Find out more about the weather in Papua New Guinea 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 to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Port Moresby should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. However, also bring your summer cloths because it can be very warm or even hot. With a water temperature of around 29.0°C (84.2°F), 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.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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