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Winter Weather in New Caledonia New Caledonia

Daily high temperatures are around 76°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 83°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 75°F on July 31.

Daily low temperatures are around 61°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 69°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 59°F on July 31.

For reference, on January 30, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in New Caledonia typically range from 72°F to 88°F, while on July 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 59°F to 75°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in New Caledonia

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°FFallSpringJul 1275°FJul 1275°F60°F60°FJun 178°FJun 178°F63°F63°FAug 3177°FAug 3177°F60°F60°FJul 175°FJul 175°F60°F60°FAug 175°FAug 175°F59°F59°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average winter temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter in New Caledonia

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
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The winter in New Caledonia experiences very rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 45% to 25%.

The clearest day of the winter is August 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 75% of the time.

For reference, on February 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, while on September 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in New Caledonia

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpringJun 155%Jun 155%Aug 3175%Aug 3175%Jul 162%Jul 162%Aug 171%Aug 171%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In New Caledonia, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is very rapidly decreasing, starting the season at 24% and ending it at 14%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on February 28, and its lowest chance is 10% on October 6.

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in New Caledonia

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug0%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%FallSpringJun 1424%Jun 1424%Jun 124%Jun 124%Aug 3114%Aug 3114%Jul 120%Jul 120%Aug 116%Aug 116%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the winter in New Caledonia is rapidly decreasing, starting the season at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the season at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.4 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.7 inches on June 4.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in New Caledonia

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inFallSpringJun 32.7 inJun 32.7 inAug 311.5 inAug 311.5 inJul 12.5 inJul 12.5 inAug 12.0 inAug 12.0 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of the winter in New Caledonia, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 46 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 30 seconds, and weekly increase of 3 minutes, 31 seconds.

The shortest day of the winter is June 21, with 10 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 31, with 11 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in New Caledonia

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFallSpringJun 2110 hr, 49 minJun 2110 hr, 49 mindaydaydaydaynightAug 3111 hr, 40 minAug 3111 hr, 40 minAug 111 hr, 9 minAug 111 hr, 9 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the winter in New Caledonia is 6:36 AM on July 5 and the earliest sunrise is 28 minutes earlier at 6:08 AM on August 31.

The earliest sunset is 5:22 PM on June 6 and the latest sunset is 26 minutes later at 5:48 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in New Caledonia during 2024.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:12 AM and sets 13 hours, 27 minutes later, at 6:39 PM, while on June 20, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:34 AM and sets 10 hours, 49 minutes later, at 5:24 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter in New Caledonia

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMFallSpring6:08 AM6:08 AMAug 315:48 PMAug 315:48 PM6:30 AM6:30 AMJun 65:22 PMJun 65:22 PM6:36 AM6:36 AMJul 55:28 PMJul 55:28 PM6:29 AM6:29 AMAug 15:38 PMAug 15:38 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day in the winter. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Winter in New Caledonia

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpring0010202030304050001010203030404060
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth in the the winter of 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the winter of 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter in New Caledonia

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringMay 82:23 PMMay 82:23 PMMay 2412:54 AMMay 2412:54 AMJun 611:38 PMJun 611:38 PMJun 2212:09 PMJun 2212:09 PMJul 69:58 AMJul 69:58 AMJul 219:18 PMJul 219:18 PMAug 410:14 PMAug 410:14 PMAug 205:26 AMAug 205:26 AMSep 312:56 PMSep 312:56 PMSep 181:35 PMSep 181:35 PM6:02 AM6:02 AM4:55 PM4:55 PM6:46 AM6:46 AM5:55 AM5:55 AM5:23 PM5:23 PM7:35 AM7:35 AM5:35 PM5:35 PM5:15 PM5:15 PM7:11 AM7:11 AM5:23 PM5:23 PM5:08 PM5:08 PM6:33 AM6:33 AM6:07 AM6:07 AM5:55 PM5:55 PM6:00 PM6:00 PM6:24 AM6:24 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in New Caledonia is rapidly decreasing during the winter, falling from 26% to 8% over the course of the season.

The lowest chance of a muggy day during the winter is 6% on August 6.

For reference, on February 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 90% of the time, while on August 6, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 6% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in New Caledonia

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%FallSpringAug 66%Aug 66%Jun 126%Jun 126%Aug 318%Aug 318%Jul 112%Jul 112%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in New Caledonia is gradually decreasing during the winter, decreasing from 12.6 miles per hour to 11.7 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on March 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.8 miles per hour, while on September 22, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in New Caledonia

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mphFallSpringJun 112.6 mphJun 112.6 mphAug 3111.7 mphAug 3111.7 mphJul 112.0 mphJul 112.0 mphAug 112.1 mphAug 112.1 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in New Caledonia throughout the winter is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 56% on June 1.

Wind Direction in the Winter in New Caledonia

Wind Direction in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%FallSpringsoutheastwestnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

New Caledonia is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in New Caledonia is gradually decreasing during the winter, falling by 3°F, from 76°F to 73°F, over the course of the season.

The lowest average surface water temperature during the winter is 73°F on August 22.

Average Water Temperature in the Winter in New Caledonia

Average Water Temperature in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°FFallSpringAug 2273°FAug 2273°FJun 176°FJun 176°FJul 175°FJul 175°FAug 173°FAug 173°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in New Caledonia are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in New Caledonia

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpring100%Jul 17100%Jul 17coolcomfortablewarmcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in New Caledonia are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 6,834°F, from 7,834°F to 1,000°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in New Caledonia

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°FFallSpringJun 17,834°FJun 17,834°FAug 311,000°FAug 311,000°FJul 11°FJul 11°FAug 1503°FAug 1503°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the winter, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in New Caledonia is rapidly increasing during the winter, rising by 1.7 kWh, from 3.7 kWh to 5.4 kWh, over the course of the season.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 3.6 kWh on June 12.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in New Caledonia

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in New CaledoniaJunJulAug0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhFallSpringJun 123.6 kWhJun 123.6 kWhAug 315.4 kWhAug 315.4 kWhJul 13.7 kWhJul 13.7 kWhAug 14.3 kWhAug 14.3 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of New Caledonia are -21.500 deg latitude, 165.500 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of New Caledonia is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 0 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet).

The area within 2 miles of New Caledonia is covered by trees (51%), grassland (22%), shrubs (17%), and cropland (10%), within 10 miles by trees (73%) and shrubs (12%), and within 50 miles by water (73%) and trees (20%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in New Caledonia, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the La Tontouta International Airport page.

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