Papua New Guinea weather in October

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in October 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 October?

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

During October in Papua New Guinea, the average maximum temperature ranges from high in Sideia with 28°C (82°F) to very high in Rabaul with 33°C (91°F). These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in October ranges from low in Port Moresby with an average of 16mm (0.6inch) rainfall to heavy in Erave with 465mm (18inch). It is also generally a sunny period with an average of 233 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 October

Find the average weather conditions in October 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 October for the 5 most popular destinations in Papua New Guinea?

Average weather in Port Moresby

In October Port Moresby generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
215 hours 
18mm / 0.7inch 
5 days 
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
233 hours 
16mm / 0.6inch 
5 days 
33°C / 91°F 
24°C / 75°F 
244 hours 
43mm / 1.7inch 
6 days 
Climate in Port Moresby

Average weather in Madang

In October Madang generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°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
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
216 hours 
136mm / 5.4inch 
9 days 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
217 hours 
282mm / 11inch 
10 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
195 hours 
367mm / 14inch 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Madang

Average weather in Kokopo

In October Kokopo generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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 
195 hours 
106mm / 4.2inch 
5 days 
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
174 hours 
118mm / 4.6inch 
8 days 
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
174 hours 
182mm / 7.2inch 
10 days 
Climate in Kokopo

Average weather in Lae

In October Lae generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (74°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
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 73°F 
362mm / 14inch 
22 days 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 74°F 
445mm / 18inch 
22 days 
poor 
31°C / 87°F 
24°C / 75°F 
339mm / 13inch 
21 days 
poor 
Climate in Lae

Average weather in Mount Hagen

In October Mount Hagen generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°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
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
627mm / 25inch 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
465mm / 18inch 
poor 
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
356mm / 14inch 
poor 
Climate in Mount Hagen

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

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

In our opinion October is one of the best times to visit Papua New Guinea with commonly perfect weather in Port Moresby. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

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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