Southern Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Southern Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea? If you're planning to go to Southern Papua New Guinea, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Southern Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Based on the climate and weather in Southern Papua New Guinea, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Southern Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Southern Papua New Guinea, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Southern Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea by month

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January

Traveling to Southern Papua New Guinea in January, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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February

In February, Southern Papua New Guinea can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Papua New Guinea, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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March

In March, Southern Papua New Guinea can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Papua New Guinea, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Southern Papua New Guinea is really hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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May

If you vacation in Southern Papua New Guinea during May, you are likely to notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you vacation in Southern Papua New Guinea during June, you will probably notice that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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July

Traveling to Southern Papua New Guinea in July, you will notice that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you visit Southern Papua New Guinea during August, you might find that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

September here can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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October

October in Southern Papua New Guinea can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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November

November in this region can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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December

If you are traveling to Southern Papua New Guinea in December, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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