The climate in Rabaul during January can be summarized as hot, humid and very wet.
January is in the summer in Rabaul and is typically the 5th 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.
|Daytime temperature||30°C 86.1°F|
|Nightly temperature||23°C 73.4°F|
|Average temperature||26.5°C 79.8°F|
|Daily sunshine||6.2 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||303 mm 11.9 ins|
|Rainy days||22 days|
|Sea temperature||29.9°C 85.9°F|
|Windspeed||7.8kph 5 mph|
On average January is the 3rd wettest 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.
The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Rabaul in January 2023.
Best places to visit in January
|Hottest month:||October||30.3°C 86.5°F|
|Driest month:||May||157mm 6.2ins|
|Coldest month:||July||29.5°C 85.1°F|
|Wettest month:||March||345mm 13.6ins|