New Caledonia weather in January

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January in New Caledonia. Is this month a good time to go to New Caledonia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in New Caledonia in January?

The weather conditions in New Caledonia in January vary from tolerable to pleasant depending on the destination.

You can expect warm maximum average daytime temperatures of around 30°C (85°F) and nighttime temperatures around 24°C (74°F) in Noumea. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in January varies from high in Noumea with an average of 107mm (4.2inch) rainfall to heavy in Quanaham with 198mm (7.8inch). It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 239 hours of sunshine in Noumea during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in New Caledonia.

Where to go in New Caledonia in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in New Caledonia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in New Caledonia

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in New Caledonia?

Average weather in Noumea

In January Noumea generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (74°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Noumea
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 73°F 
264 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
7 days 
30°C / 85°F 
24°C / 74°F 
239 hours 
107mm / 4.2inch 
10 days 
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
207 hours 
129mm / 5.1inch 
11 days 
Climate in Noumea

Average weather in Bourail

In January Bourail generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (74°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Bourail
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 73°F 
264 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
7 days 
30°C / 85°F 
24°C / 74°F 
239 hours 
107mm / 4.2inch 
10 days 
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
207 hours 
129mm / 5.1inch 
11 days 
Climate in Bourail

Average weather in Koné

In January Koné generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Koné
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
21°C / 70°F 
255 hours 
101mm / 4inch 
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 72°F 
227 hours 
173mm / 6.8inch 
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 72°F 
205 hours 
177mm / 7inch 
Climate in Koné

Average weather in Kumak

In January Kumak generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Kumak
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
21°C / 70°F 
255 hours 
101mm / 4inch 
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 72°F 
227 hours 
173mm / 6.8inch 
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 72°F 
205 hours 
177mm / 7inch 
Climate in Kumak

Average weather in Quanaham

In January Quanaham generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Quanaham
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
28°C / 82°F 
20°C / 68°F 
239 hours 
169mm / 6.7inch 
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 72°F 
224 hours 
198mm / 7.8inch 
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 72°F 
194 hours 
247mm / 9.7inch 
Climate in Quanaham

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in New Caledonia.

Is January the best time to go to New Caledonia?

In our opinion January is not the best time to visit New Caledonia with commonly tolerable weather in Noumea.

On average the best time to visit New Caledonia is in May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in Noumea. The worst months are January and February that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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