Papua New Guinea weather in March

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

What is the weather like in Papua New Guinea in March?

The weather conditions in Papua New Guinea in March range from poor to unpleasant depending on the destination.

During March in Papua New Guinea the average maximum daytime temperatures are very high and range from 30°C (86°F) in Madang to 32°C (90°F) in Rabaul. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in March ranges from heavy in Port Moresby with an average of 195mm (7.7inch) rainfall to heavy in Erave with 378mm (15inch). It is also generally a moderately sunny period with an average of 186 hours of sunshine in Port Moresby 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 Papua New Guinea.

Where to go in Papua New Guinea in March

Find the average weather conditions in March for the most popular destinations in Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea

What is the weather like in March for the 5 most popular destinations in Papua New Guinea?

Average weather in Port Moresby

In March Port Moresby generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Port Moresby
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 75°F 
157 hours 
145mm / 5.7inch 
16 days 
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 75°F 
186 hours 
195mm / 7.7inch 
17 days 
April   >> April
>>  
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
202 hours 
107mm / 4.2inch 
11 days 
Climate in Port Moresby

Average weather in Madang

In March Madang generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Madang
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
123 hours 
312mm / 12inch 
14 days 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
155 hours 
366mm / 14inch 
17 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
177 hours 
428mm / 17inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Madang

Average weather in Kokopo

In March Kokopo generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kokopo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
157 hours 
229mm / 9inch 
13 days 
poor 
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
130 hours 
276mm / 11inch 
15 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
168 hours 
217mm / 8.5inch 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in Kokopo

Average weather in Lae

In March Lae generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Lae
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 75°F 
237mm / 9.3inch 
17 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
285mm / 11inch 
18 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
31°C / 87°F 
24°C / 75°F 
377mm / 15inch 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Lae

Average weather in Mount Hagen

In March Mount Hagen generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Mount Hagen
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
318mm / 13inch 
poor 
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
378mm / 15inch 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 72°F 
442mm / 17inch 
poor 
Climate in Mount Hagen

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

Is March the best time to go to Papua New Guinea?

In our opinion March is not the best time to visit Papua New Guinea with commonly unpleasant weather in Port Moresby.

On average the best time to visit Papua New Guinea is in June, July, August, September and October with generally perfect weather in Port Moresby. The worst months are January and March that can have unpleasant weather conditions.

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