Country Overview For Papua New Guinea
The climate in Papua New Guinea is typically tropical; northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October); slight seasonal temperature variation. The terrain: mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills. For Port Moresby in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 31°C with the average minimum 24°C, while in June the average maximum is 29°C with a minimum of 23°C. The wettest month for Port Moresby is January with an average of 235.9mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is September with 19.7mm falling.
HISTORICAL MONTHLY AVERAGES FOR APRIL
The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Mount Hagen.
Throughout the month of April daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 29°C that's about 85°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 25°C, that's 78°F.
In recent times the highest recorded temperature in April has been 32°C that's 89°F, with the lowest recorded temperature 24°C, about 74°F.
The average daily relative humidity for April is around -999%.
The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.
Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels generally you should not anticipate any discomfort from heat (see heat index for more information).
The average daily wind speed in April has been around 6 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 3 mph, or 3 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 37 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 23 mph, or 20 knots.
YEARLY TRENDS: WEATHER AVERAGES & EXTREMES
The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.
The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.
The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.