Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea Climate

Weather: 16.96°C/62.53°F, Wind SW at 0.24 km/h, 98% Humidity, 0% Chance of rain

Papua New Guinea
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Western Highlands Climate Summary

Located at an elevation of 1516.36 meters (4974.93 feet) above sea level, Western Highlands has a Tropical rainforest climate (Classification: Af). The city’s yearly temperature is 17.57ºC (63.63ºF) and it is -5.46% lower than Papua New Guinea’s averages. Western Highlands typically receives about 711.03 millimeters (27.99 inches) of precipitation and has 358.0 rainy days (98.08% of the time) annually.

CountryPapua New Guinea
Longitude144.2593118
Latitude-5.6268128
Attitude/Elevation1516.36m (4974.93ft)
Local timeThursday 02:42
Annual high temperature20.8ºC (69.44ºF)
Annual low temperature13.14ºC (55.65ºF)
Average annual precip.711.03mm (27.99in)
Warmest monthMay (21.2ºC / 70.16ºF)
Coldest MonthAugust (12.29ºC / 54.12ºF)
Wettest MonthMarch (977.72mm / 38.49in)
Driest MonthJune (423.44mm / 16.67in)
Number of days with rainfall (≥ 1.0 mm)358.0 days (98.08%)
Days with no rain7.0 days (1.92%)
Humidity89.66%

Climate Western Highlands: Monthly Averages

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)26.0(78.8)25.0(77.0)26.0(78.8)25.0(77.0)26.0(78.8)24.0(75.2)25.0(77.0)25.0(77.0)27.0(80.6)26.0(78.8)26.0(78.8)25.0(77.0)27.0(80.6)
Average high °C (°F)20.35(68.63)20.56(69.01)20.64(69.15)20.83(69.49)21.2(70.16)21.02(69.84)20.64(69.15)20.76(69.37)20.95(69.71)21.06(69.91)20.97(69.75)20.63(69.13)20.8(69.44)
Daily mean °C (°F)17.5(63.5)17.58(63.64)17.59(63.66)17.72(63.9)17.89(64.2)17.52(63.54)17.0(62.6)17.13(62.83)17.58(63.64)17.73(63.91)17.84(64.11)17.72(63.9)17.57(63.63)
Average low °C (°F)13.31(55.96)13.57(56.43)13.6(56.48)13.86(56.95)13.56(56.41)13.06(55.51)12.48(54.46)12.29(54.12)12.77(54.99)12.82(55.08)13.12(55.62)13.29(55.92)13.14(55.65)
Record low °C (°F)10.0(50.0)11.0(51.8)11.0(51.8)11.0(51.8)10.0(50.0)10.0(50.0)9.0(48.2)5.0(41.0)10.0(50.0)9.0(48.2)9.0(48.2)9.0(48.2)5.0(41.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches)859.96(33.86)901.33(35.49)977.72(38.49)841.5(33.13)608.5(23.96)423.44(16.67)430.37(16.94)525.89(20.7)607.74(23.93)719.03(28.31)779.47(30.69)857.42(33.76)711.03(27.99)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)30.8228.0931.030.030.029.8229.2729.9129.1830.0929.5530.2729.83
Average relative humidity (%)90.7490.6391.7191.3889.5589.2688.787.6588.2188.489.4190.2389.66
Mean monthly sunshine hours9.589.69.449.5810.1410.2810.2610.4210.1610.711.7210.010.16

Climate Graph

The chart below shows the mean monthly temperature and precipitation of Western Highlands in recent years.

Western Highlands

Western Highlands Temperature by Month

May
17.89°C | 64.2°F
November
17.84°C | 64.11°F
October
17.73°C | 63.91°F
April
17.72°C | 63.9°F
December
17.72°C | 63.9°F
March
17.59°C | 63.66°F
February
17.58°C | 63.64°F
September
17.58°C | 63.64°F
June
17.52°C | 63.54°F
January
17.5°C | 63.5°F
August
17.13°C | 62.83°F
July
17.0°C | 62.6°F

Historical Data

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TemperatureMaxAverageMin
Max Temperature25.0°C (77.0°F)21.0°C (69.8°F)17.0°C (62.6°F)
Avg Temperature20.0°C (68.0°F)18.14°C (64.65°F)16.0°C (60.8°F)
Min Temperature16.0°C (60.8°F)14.76°C (58.57°F)13.0°C (55.4°F)
Dew PointMaxAverageMin
Dew Point16.0°C (60.8°F)15.66°C (60.19°F)15.0°C (59.0°F)
PrecipitationMaxAverageMinSum
Precipitation96.0mm | 3.78in33.32mm | 1.31in9.1mm | 0.36in966.2mm | 38.04in
Snowdepth0.0mm | 0in0.0mm | 0in0.0mm | 0in0.0mm | 0in
WindMaxAverageMin
Wind4.0kmh | 2.49mph2.62kmh | 1.63mph1.0kmh | 0.62mph
Gust Wind8.0kmh | 4.97mph4.41kmh | 2.74mph2.0kmh | 1.24mph
Sea Level PressureMaxAverageMin
Sea Level Pressure96.0mb33.32mb9.1mb
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Daily Observations

TimeTemperatureDew PointHumidityWind SpeedPressurePrecipitation
February° C | ° F° C | ° F%Kph | MphHg | MbTotal (mm/in)
2020-02-0118 | 64.416 | 60.8921 | 0.6229.91 | 101312.5 | 0.49
2020-02-0218 | 64.416 | 60.8924 | 2.4929.88 | 101220.9 | 0.82
2020-02-0319 | 66.216 | 60.8904 | 2.4929.88 | 101220.0 | 0.79
2020-02-0419 | 66.215 | 59.0904 | 2.4929.88 | 101218.4 | 0.72
2020-02-0517 | 62.615 | 59.0943 | 1.8629.88 | 101213.0 | 0.51
2020-02-0617 | 62.616 | 60.8942 | 1.2429.85 | 101147.5 | 1.87
2020-02-0718 | 64.416 | 60.8951 | 0.6229.88 | 101248.1 | 1.89
2020-02-0818 | 64.416 | 60.8952 | 1.2429.85 | 101152.5 | 2.07
2020-02-0918 | 64.416 | 60.8961 | 0.6229.83 | 101096.0 | 3.78
2020-02-1017 | 62.615 | 59.0933 | 1.8629.85 | 101126.2 | 1.03
2020-02-1119 | 66.216 | 60.8921 | 0.6229.88 | 101247.8 | 1.88
2020-02-1218 | 64.416 | 60.8943 | 1.8629.88 | 101221.8 | 0.86
2020-02-1317 | 62.616 | 60.8964 | 2.4929.88 | 101246.3 | 1.82
2020-02-1418 | 64.416 | 60.8942 | 1.2429.88 | 101231.0 | 1.22
2020-02-1519 | 66.216 | 60.8923 | 1.8629.88 | 101223.0 | 0.91
2020-02-1619 | 66.215 | 59.0882 | 1.2429.85 | 101112.7 | 0.5
2020-02-1719 | 66.215 | 59.0883 | 1.8629.85 | 101115.2 | 0.6
2020-02-1819 | 66.215 | 59.0893 | 1.8629.85 | 101127.8 | 1.09
2020-02-1918 | 64.415 | 59.0892 | 1.2429.83 | 101017.2 | 0.68
2020-02-2018 | 64.416 | 60.8942 | 1.2429.85 | 101134.2 | 1.35
2020-02-2119 | 66.216 | 60.8932 | 1.2429.88 | 101263.2 | 2.49
2020-02-2218 | 64.416 | 60.8934 | 2.4929.88 | 101247.5 | 1.87
2020-02-2319 | 66.216 | 60.8884 | 2.4929.85 | 101119.8 | 0.78
2020-02-2416 | 60.815 | 59.0963 | 1.8629.88 | 101247.4 | 1.87
2020-02-2519 | 66.216 | 60.8903 | 1.8629.85 | 101115.6 | 0.61
2020-02-2617 | 62.616 | 60.8982 | 1.2429.85 | 101138.1 | 1.5
2020-02-2719 | 66.216 | 60.8883 | 1.8629.83 | 101029.7 | 1.17
2020-02-2816 | 60.815 | 59.0972 | 1.2429.85 | 101163.7 | 2.51
2020-02-2920 | 68.015 | 59.0823 | 1.8629.83 | 10109.1 | 0.36

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