The best times to visit Bitung for ideal weather are

August 13th to October 14th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Bitung Travel Info

Weather in Bitung

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bitung vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 6th 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 Bitung, the hottest months are December, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid December where highs are regularly around 91.9°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.9°F (24.4°C) at night.

Bitung Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bitung Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Bitung Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bitung Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bitung 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 90.5 83 76.5
Feb 90.4 82.8 75.6
Mar 90.7 82.8 75.6
Apr 90.6 82.7 75.7
May 89.6 82.7 76.4
Jun 88.5 82.5 76.8
Jul 87.4 81.8 76.4
Aug 87.2 81.6 76.7
Sep 88.3 82.1 76.2
Oct 89.9 82.6 75.7
Nov 90.7 82.5 75.5
Dec 91.3 83.1 76.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.5 28.3 24.7
Feb 32.4 28.2 24.2
Mar 32.6 28.2 24.2
Apr 32.6 28.2 24.3
May 32 28.2 24.7
Jun 31.4 28.1 24.9
Jul 30.8 27.7 24.7
Aug 30.7 27.6 24.8
Sep 31.3 27.8 24.6
Oct 32.2 28.1 24.3
Nov 32.6 28.1 24.2
Dec 32.9 28.4 24.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bitung are September, August, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid August. For example, on the week of August 13th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Bitung? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Bitung.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bitung (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 26% 0 4.3
Feb 26% 0 4.8
Mar 28% 0 4.5
Apr 31% 0 5.9
May 30% 0 6.3
Jun 26% 0 6.5
Jul 22% 0 4
Aug 14% 0 2.6
Sep 10% 0 1.7
Oct 19% 0 4
Nov 27% 0 6.3
Dec 27% 0 5.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 0 10.9
Feb 26 0 12.2
Mar 28 0 11.4
Apr 31 0 15
May 30 0 16
Jun 26 0 16.5
Jul 22 0 10.2
Aug 14 0 6.6
Sep 10 0 4.3
Oct 19 0 10.2
Nov 27 0 16
Dec 27 0 14

 

Humidity and Wind

Bitung has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (67.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (73.7%).

Wind in Bitung is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by January and September. August’s average wind speed of around 3.9 knots (4.5 MPH or 7.3 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 9.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bitung.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 2.9 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 2.5 Barely noticeable 6.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 2 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
May 2.1 Barely noticeable 5.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.5 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Jul 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.5 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Nov 1.8 Barely noticeable 5.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 2.5 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.4%
Feb 67.2%
Mar 68.6%
Apr 72%
May 73.7%
Jun 73.1%
Jul 72.5%
Aug 71.1%
Sep 69.8%
Oct 69.8%
Nov 71.9%
Dec 68.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bitung?

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 Bitung, Indonesia is August, followed by July and May. 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 Bitung in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 60.6 in December means 60.6% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Bitung Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.1°F (32.8°C) and 89.3°F (31.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bitung, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91.2°F (32.9°C) and 87.8°F (31°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Bitung to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 89.9°F (32.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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