New Caledonia weather in October

October 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 October?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Nouméa, New Caledonia in October reach an average high of 26°C (79°F), with moderate heat and humidity, and low of 19°C (66°F).

How sunny is it in New Caledonia in October?
There are normally 8.5 hours of sunshine each day in Nouméa, New Caledonia in October – that's around 63% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in October?
Sunrise is around 5:25am with sunset around 5:55pm.

How warm is the sea around New Caledonia in October?
The average sea temperature in New Caledonia in October is 23°C (73°F), which is just warm enough for swimming.

Does it rain in New Caledonia in October?
There are usually five days with some rain in New Caledonia in October; the average monthly rainfall is 45mm (1.7in).

How windy is it in New Caledonia in October?
October sees an average hourly wind speed of 20 kilometres per hour (10 knots; 12 mph).

What to do in New Caledonia in October?
As the days get warmer October weather conditions are excellent time for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.

October is still good for hiking, climbing, cycling and horseback riding.

Local holidays?

New Caledonia weather in October

Temperature icon High Temp: 26°C (79°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 19°C (66°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8.5 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 20 km/h (10 knots; 12 mph)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 5 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 45mm (1.7in) per month
Low heat icon Comfort Level: Low heat & 75% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 23°C (73°F)
Nouméa, New Caledonia

Best time to visit 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.

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New Caledonia weather by month

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 October: 8 October, 2023

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