The climate of Bougainville (Papua New Guinea)
Bougainville is an autonomous region that is part of Papua New Guinea.
These islands used to be known as the Northern Solomon Islands. The
capital of this region is Buka, situated on the island of Buka. The
largest island of this archipelago is Bougainville. Besides these two
islands the Carteret Islands are also part of this autonomous region.
The region has a population of almost 200,000. Prior to the
independence of Bougainville there was a bloody civil war in Papua New
Guinea. More than 20,000 people lost their lives in this battle. The
largest city in this archipelago is Arawa, which will probably take
over the role as capital in the future. Bougainville has a tropical
rainforest climate with precipitation all year round. Because of high
precipitation figures in combination with high temperatures humidity
figures are also high in this archipelago. However, the ever blowing
sea wind offers some cooling during the warmest part of the day. The
temperature of the sea is pleasant all year round and very suitable
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Bougainville
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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