December is an excellent time to visit New Caledonia as it transitions the cool winter season with the hot summer season.
You can expect warmer weather and sea breezes with around eight hours of sunshine daily with little or no rain.
How hot is it in New Caledonia in December?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Nouméa, New Caledonia in December reach an average high of 28°C (82°F), with moderate heat and humidity, and low of 22°C (71°F).
How sunny is it in New Caledonia in December?
There are normally 8.5 hours of sunshine each day in Nouméa, New Caledonia in December – that's around 61% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in December?
Sunrise is around 5:05am with sunset around 6:30pm.
How warm is the sea around New Caledonia in December?
The average sea temperature in New Caledonia in December is 26°C (78°F), which is pleasant for swimming.
Does it rain in New Caledonia in December?
There are usually seven days with some rain in New Caledonia in December; the average monthly rainfall is 80mm (3in).
How windy is it in New Caledonia in December?
December sees an average hourly wind speed of 21 kilometres per hour (11 knots; 13 mph).
What to do in New Caledonia in December?
Weather conditions in December are excellent for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
From mid-December onwards you can expect more visitors, especially during the school holidays, with the need to book hotel and flights early.
Christmas Day – 25th December.
|High Temp: 28°C (82°F)|
|Low Temp: 22°C (71°F)|
|Sunshine: 8.5 hours per day|
|Daylight: 13 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 21 km/h (11 knots; 13 mph)|
|Wet Days: 7 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 80mm (3in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Moderate heat & 75% humidity|
|UV Index: Extreme|
|Sea Temp: 26°C (78°F)|
|Nouméa, New Caledonia|
The best time to visit New Caledonia is from June through December, when the days are warm and sunny, with little or no rain on most days.
But overall, with a sunny year-round subtropical climate, New Caledonia is good to visit at anytime of the year.
Note: Meteorological data for New Caledonia is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Météo France en Nouvelle-Calédonie at the closest weather station, Nouméa Magenta Airport (l'Aéroport de Nouméa Magenta) (GEA), which is 3km (2mi) east northeast of the centre of Nouméa. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: New Caledonia weather in December: 8 October, 2023
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