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New Caledonia weather in January

Are you planning a trip to New Caledonia in January and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in New Caledonia in January?

January in New Caledonia generally has temperatures that range from warm to very warm, with precipitation levels ranging from high to heavy.

During the day temperatures vary from warm in Noumea at 28°C to very warm in Koné at 30°C. At night it cools down to 23°C in Koné and 23°C in Noumea.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From high rainfall in Bourail with an average of 133 mm to heavy rainfall in Quanaham with 166 mm. Meanwhile, Noumea enjoys approximately 239 hours of sunshine, offering a mostly sunny climate that adds a pleasant and vibrant feel to the month.

For specific regional insights in New Caledonia for January, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our New Caledonia climate page.

Where to go in New Caledonia in January

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the New Caledonia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations

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

Noumea

In January Noumea generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Noumea
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
27°C 
22°C 
264 hours 
89 mm 
11 days 
28°C 
23°C 
239 hours 
136 mm 
14 days 
28°C 
24°C 
207 hours 
152 mm 
14 days 
Climate in Noumea

Bourail

In January Bourail generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Bourail
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
30°C 
21°C 
98 mm 
11 days 
30°C 
22°C 
133 mm 
14 days 
30°C 
23°C 
166 mm 
14 days 
Climate in Bourail

Koné

In January Koné generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Koné
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
30°C 
22°C 
110 mm 
10 days 
30°C 
23°C 
147 mm 
14 days 
30°C 
23°C 
177 mm 
14 days 
Climate in Koné

Kumak

In January Kumak generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Kumak
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
29°C 
24°C 
255 hours 
93 mm 
10 days 
30°C 
25°C 
227 hours 
135 mm 
14 days 
30°C 
25°C 
205 hours 
151 mm 
13 days 
Climate in Kumak

Quanaham

In January Quanaham generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Quanaham
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
28°C 
24°C 
239 hours 
103 mm 
15 days 
29°C 
25°C 
224 hours 
166 mm 
18 days 
30°C 
25°C 
194 hours 
195 mm 
18 days 
Climate in Quanaham

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Is January the best time to visit New Caledonia?

Given the typically pleasant weather conditions in Noumea, January might be a good time to visit New Caledonia.

On average, the best time to visit New Caledonia is in June, July, August, September, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in Noumea. On the other hand, the month of March tends to have tolerable weather conditions.

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