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Papeete vs Noumea Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia and Noumea, New Caledonia is approximately 4,607 km or 2,863 mi.
  • To reach Papeete in this distance one would set out from Noumea bearing 91.6° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Papeete bearing 76° or ENE .
  • Papeete has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Noumea has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • The mean temperature is 2.2 °C (4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.2 °C (7.6°F) less in Papeete. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 689.7 mm (27.2 in) more which is equivalent to 689.7 l/m² (16.93 US gal/ft²) or 6,897,000 l/ha (737,335 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3° higher in Papeete than in Noumea.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.9°C (7°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Papeete relative to Noumea. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Noumea vs Papeete.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (+3) 2 (+3) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +5 (+8) +5 (+9) +6 (+10) +5 (+10) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +4 (+6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) 0 (0) +0 (+1) +2 (+3) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +2 (+4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+1) +0 (+1) +1 (+1) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +3 (+6) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +2 (+4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +202 (+8) +110 (+4) +61 (+2) +30 (+1) +1 (+0) -69 (-3) -13 (0) -22 (-1) +7 (+0) +38 (+1) +99 (+4) +244 (+10) +690 (+27)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +3 (+11) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6) -5 ( -17) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) -2 ( -7) +1 (+3) +5 (+17) +7 (+23)   +2 (+1)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 16' -0h 10' -0h 01' +0h 07' +0h 14' +0h 18' +0h 16' +0h 10' +0h 01' -0h 07' -0h 14' -0h 18'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +0 +4.2 +4.4 +4.4 +4.5 +4.7 +4.9 +5 +5 +4.6 -0.1 -4.6   +3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +7 +5 +5 +4 +7 +9 +8 +10 +9 +10 +10 +10   +7.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +1.6 (+3) +1 (+2) +1.5 (+3) +2.7 (+5) +4.9 (+9) +5.7 (+10) +5.7 (+10) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) +4.8 (+9) +4.3 (+8) +3.2 (+6) +3.9 (+7)

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