Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport

AYPY · National Capital, Papua New Guinea

Climate Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport (AYPY) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 92.1 91 93 95 92 96
February 93.5 92 88 92 96 97
March 91.6 83 95 96 93 90
April 93.0 83 90 96 96 97
May 94.3 82 98 99 98
June 94.6 97 99 95 96
July 94.6 97 93 98 90
August 92.7 98 92 98 89
September 94.7 97 96 98 95
October 89.5 68 97 98 92
November 94.8 92 96 96 94
December 95.8 95 95 99 95
Average 92.6 87.1 91.0 95.2 96.4 94.0

3rd best VFR conditions of Papua New Guinea

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 8 km or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 95.3 99 97 97 95 96
February 97.7 98 95 93 100 100
March 96.4 96 98 97 96 95
April 97.7 98 97 97 98 99
May 97.9 93 99 100 100
June 98.1 100 100 99 100
July 98.2 99 98 100 96
August 97.1 98 98 100 99
September 98.2 100 99 99 100
October 97.0 92 100 100 97
November 98.6 100 99 98 98
December 99.1 100 99 100 99
Average 97.7 97.7 97.3 97.9 98.5 98.0

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 km or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 31.9 33 32 32 32 33
February 32.1 33 32 32 33 33
March 31.6 32 33 32 31 32
April 31.4 32 32 32 32 32
May 31.1 30 32 31 32
June 30.2 30 32 31 30
July 30.0 30 31 31 30
August 30.0 30 31 31 30
September 30.9 31 32 32 31
October 31.1 30 33 32 32
November 32.1 32 33 33 32
December 32.8 33 32 32 32
Average 31.4 32.4 31.2 31.9 31.6 31.4

2nd highest temperature of Papua New Guinea

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 22.8 24 22 24 22 24
February 22.7 24 24 23 20 24
March 22.9 22 24 23 24 21
April 22.3 25 23 21 20 23
May 23.9 24 24 24 25
June 23.2 24 24 24 24
July 21.4 21 23 24 23
August 20.5 22 24 24 22
September 23.4 24 24 24 23
October 23.2 24 24 24 21
November 23.5 24 23 24 24
December 23.8 24 23 24 24
Average 22.9 23.5 23.2 23.1 22.9 23.1

3rd lowest temperature of Papua New Guinea

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 7.0 3 8 7 12 6
February 4.8 2 10 11 8 3
March 6.9 12 4 5 9 12
April 4.3 3 6 6 9 3
May 1.9 7 2 1 0
June 2.3 0 0 5 2
July 1.7 1 3 1 5
August 2.6 0 2 0 2
September 1.7 0 1 1 1
October 4.5 15 1 1 3
November 2.3 3 4 5 2
December 3.0 2 10 5 3
Average 3.7 5.1 4.5 4.1 4.6 3.4

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 10.3 9 10 10 11 12
February 11.2 9 11 10 11 13
March 9.8 8 10 10 10 11
April 9.5 9 9 9 9 11
May 11.3 10 10 12 14
June 12.5 12 10 12 13
July 13.1 12 13 12 14
August 14.0 16 13 13 13
September 13.8 15 11 13 15
October 11.9 13 11 11 14
November 11.5 11 11 11 12
December 10.8 10 10 11 11
Average 11.2 8.9 11.3 10.7 11.2 12.6

2nd highest wind speed of Papua New Guinea

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 286° 284° 293° 285° 266°
February 291° 298° 288° 300° 296°
March 280° 258° 268° 261° 284°
April 182° 221° 223° 210° 167°
May 168° 175° 160° 159°
June 156° 168° 160° 154°
July 155° 158° 156° 152°
August 154° 161° 159° 158°
September 154° 173° 156° 154°
October 156° 183° 174° 161°
November 163° 187° 190° 172°
December 204° 227° 264° 227°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.