Noumea, New Caledonia


One of the largest barrier reefs in the world shines emerald and turquoise through the crystalline waters of New Caledonia. Restaurants, bistros and chic French boutiques line the streets. Shops sell everything from Tahitian shell necklaces to Indonesian incense burners. Bustling Noumea is the French Riviera of the South Pacific.

Language: French, 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects
Currency: Pacifique franc XPF



Temperature (Celsius)
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High28 28 28 27 25 23 22 22 23 25 27 28
Low23 24 23 22 21 19 18 18 18 19 21 22
Precipitation
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Centimeters10 13 15 13 10 10 10 8 5 5 5 8
Humidity
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Percent80 81 81 80 79 80 76 75 74 75 76 78