October weather forecast
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

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Palm trees and a dense, green, scenic forest in the beautiful holiday spot in Lifou Island, New Caledonia
Palm trees and a dense, green, scenic forest in the beautiful holiday spot in Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Weather in October

October offers a welcome change with the gradual heating up of Lifou Island's climate. Seasonally consistent rainfall of 72mm (2.83") does not play a significant spoiler for those keen to explore the island's treasures. Warmer temperatures prevail on the island with a notable change in sea temperature rising back to 25°C (77°F). While October ushers in a bit more heat, it is the extended daylight hours that most look forward to, treating them with ample time to savor the island's beauty.

Temperature

October's advent in Lifou Island notes a subtle adjustment in average high-temperature to a still moderately hot 26°C (78.8°F) from September. In Lifou Island, in October, the average low-temperature is a refreshing 18°C (64.4°F).

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 12 days. Throughout October, 72mm (2.83") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Lifou Island, there are 188 rainfall days, and 1671mm (65.79") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature in Lifou Island is 25°C (77°F).
Note: A water temperature from 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F) is considered very warm and enjoyable, allowing water activities to be pleasant for extended periods without irritation.

Daylight

In Lifou Island, the average length of the day in October is 12h and 35min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:31 and sunset at 17:49. On the last day of October, sunrise is at 05:08 and sunset at 18:00 +11.

Sunshine

The months with the most sunshine in Lifou Island, New Caledonia, are October through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: A typical high UV index of 12 in October suggests the following recommendations:
Put into action all crucial precautions. Defense against sun damage is a must. The Sun's UV radiation is at its strongest between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Minimize direct exposure to the sun during this period. Safeguard your eyes, ears, and face from sun rays with the aid of a wide-brim hat. Sunscreen of at least SPF 30 should be applied generously and reapplied often on overcast days, especially post swim or outdoor exercise. Take heed! Reflections of sand and water make the Sun's UV rays stronger.
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Frequently asked questions

What are the temperatures in Lifou Island in October?

The high-temperature in Lifou Island, New Caledonia, during October is 26°C (78.8°F) and the low-temperature is 18°C (64.4°F).

How much does it rain in Lifou Island in October?

In Lifou Island, New Caledonia, in October, it is raining for 12 days, with typically 72mm (2.83") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in October in Lifou Island?

In Lifou Island, New Caledonia, the average seawater temperature in October is 25°C (77°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

What is the average length of the day in October in Lifou Island?

In Lifou Island, New Caledonia, the average day length in October is 12h and 35min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Lifou Island?

On the first day of October in Lifou Island, sunrise is at 05:31 and sunset at 17:49. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:08 and sunset at 18:00 +11.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Lifou Island?

The months with the most sunshine in Lifou Island, New Caledonia, are October through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in October in Lifou Island?

In October, the average sunshine duration in Lifou Island, New Caledonia, is 8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Lifou Island?

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.

How high is the UV index in October in Lifou Island?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Lifou Island is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average temperature in October - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average high temperature in October: 26°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February, March and December (29°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (24°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 18°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (23°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July and August (15°C).

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Average rainfall in October
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average rainfall in October - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average rainfall in October: 72mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (258mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (63mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average rainfall days in October - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (21 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (11 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average sea temperature in October - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average sea temperature in October: 25°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are February and March (28°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July, August and September (24°C).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average daylight in October: 12h and 4min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 8h

The months with the most sunshine are October, November and December (Average sunshine: 8h).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 5h).

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Average UV index in October
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average UV index in October - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average UV index in October: 12

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).

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Lifou Island, New Caledonia

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