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The climate of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)
Rabaul is a small port located in the island of New Britain which is part of the Bismarck archipelago, Papua New Guinea. New Britain is the largest island of this archipelago. Rabaul is located in the province of East New Britain of which it used to be the capital. Rabaul is situated in a very active volcanic area. Over the last few centuries volcanoes have erupted several times. The two largest volcanoes are the Tavurvur and the Vulcan. Rabaul has a tropical rainforest climate with high precipitation figures all year round with a peak from December till April. Temperatures are high all year round. High temperatures in combination with high precipitation figures may cause humidity figures to be high as well.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Rabaul

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 30 23 6 21 30
February 30 23 5 21 30
March 30 23 6 21 30
April 30 23 6 23 30
May 29 25 6 22 30
June 30 24 6 21 29
July 30 23 5 23 29
August 30 23 6 21 29
September 31 23 6 20 29
October 31 24 6 21 29
November 30 23 6 20 30
December 30 23 5 20 30
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

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:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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