When is the best time to go to Rabaul

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Rabaul weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Rabaul are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Rabaul January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 303mm 6.2hrs 13.1hrs 30°C

January in Rabaul is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rabaul, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

January is in the summer in Rabaul and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Rabaul with around 303mm 11.9 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 22 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Rabaul February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 294mm 5.6hrs 13hrs 30°C

February in Rabaul is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rabaul, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

February is in the summer in Rabaul and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Rabaul with around 294mm 11.6 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in February »

March

Rabaul March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 345mm 6hrs 12.8hrs 30°C

The weather in March in Rabaul is characteristically hot, humid and very wet.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rabaul, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

March is in the fall / autumn in Rabaul and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Rabaul with around 345mm 13.6 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 22 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in March »

April

Rabaul April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 246mm 6hrs 12.7hrs 30°C

Rabaul's weather in April is typically hot, humid and very wet in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rabaul, with some very good weather at this time of year.

April is in the fall / autumn in Rabaul and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Rabaul with around 246mm 9.7 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 22 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in April »

May

Rabaul May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
26°C 157mm 5.9hrs 12.7hrs 30°C

May is a wet, humid month in Rabaul and the temperature is generally hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rabaul, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

May is in the fall / autumn in Rabaul and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 25°C (76°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Rabaul with around 157mm 6.2 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in May »

June

Rabaul June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 161mm 6hrs 13.1hrs 30°C

Rabaul's weather in June is typically hot, humid and wet in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rabaul, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

June is in the winter in Rabaul and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 24°C (74°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Rabaul with around 161mm 6.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in June »

July

Rabaul July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 196mm 5.6hrs 13hrs 29°C

July in Rabaul is generally wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rabaul, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

July is in the winter in Rabaul and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Rabaul with around 196mm 7.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in July »

August

Rabaul August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 196mm 6.6hrs 12.8hrs 29°C

The weather in August in Rabaul is characteristically hot, humid and wet.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rabaul, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

August is in the winter in Rabaul and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Rabaul with around 196mm 7.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in August »

September

Rabaul September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 164mm 6.4hrs 12.7hrs 29°C

Rabaul's weather in September is typically hot, humid and wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Rabaul for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

September is in the spring in Rabaul and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (87°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Rabaul with around 164mm 6.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in September »

October

Rabaul October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 170mm 6.2hrs 12.7hrs 30°C

October is a wet, humid month in Rabaul and the temperature is generally hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Rabaul for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the spring in Rabaul and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Rabaul with around 170mm 6.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in October »

November

Rabaul November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 178mm 5.8hrs 13.1hrs 30°C

Hot, humid and wet weather often prevails in Rabaul during the month of November

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Rabaul for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the spring in Rabaul and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (87°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Rabaul with around 178mm 7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in November »

December

Rabaul December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 304mm 5.4hrs 13hrs 30°C

December in Rabaul is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Rabaul, with some very good weather at this time of year.

December is in the summer in Rabaul and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Rabaul with around 304mm 12 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Rabaul weather in December »

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Rabaul weather stats

Rabaul weather statistics
Hottest month: October 30.3°C 86.5°F
Driest month: May 157mm 6.2ins
Sunniest month: August 6.6hrs
Coldest month: July 29.5°C 85.1°F
Wettest month: March 345mm 13.6ins
Warmest sea: December 30°C 86°F
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