The best times to visit Baliem Valley for ideal weather are
January 1st to December 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Baliem Valley Travel Guide
Other Baliem Valley Travel Info
Weather in Baliem Valley
Average temperatures in Baliem Valley vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 67th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Baliem Valley, the hottest months are November, December, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early November where highs are regularly around 80.7°F (27.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.3°F (15.2°C) at night.
Baliem Valley Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Baliem Valley Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Baliem Valley Perceived Temperature (F)
Baliem Valley Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Baliem Valley Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Baliem Valley are August, July, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid March with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of March 19th.
When can you find snow in Baliem Valley? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around July, especially close to late July. The best time to ski (if at all) in Baliem Valley is often around around July 23rd when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Baliem Valley.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Baliem Valley (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Baliem Valley has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (64.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (71.2%).
Wind in Baliem Valley is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by August and October. January’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.8 MPH or 7.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early October where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Baliem Valley.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.1||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||3.4||Barely noticeable||10||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.2||Barely noticeable||9.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||2.9||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.5||Barely noticeable||10.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.1||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||3.9||Barely noticeable||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||3.8||Barely noticeable||10.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||3.9||Barely noticeable||11.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Baliem Valley?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Indonesia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Baliem Valley, Indonesia is August, followed by June and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Baliem Valley in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Baliem Valley Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 79.6°F (26.4°C) and 78.4°F (25.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 15 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Baliem Valley, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 80.7°F (27.1°C) and 78°F (25.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 11 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Baliem Valley to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.1°F (26.7°C) and 78.3°F (25.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 14 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.