The best times to visit Indonesia for ideal weather are

July 23rd to August 19th

or

September 3rd to October 7th

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


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Weather in Indonesia

Temperature

Average temperatures in Indonesia 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 3rd 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 Indonesia, the hottest months are October, May, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid October where highs are regularly around 89.8°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.1°F (23.4°C) at night.

Indonesia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Indonesia 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.

Indonesia Perceived Temperature (F)

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Indonesia Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Indonesia 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan87.380.574.1
Feb87.680.673.9
Mar88.28174.1
Apr88.881.574.5
May88.781.674.6
Jun8880.973.8
Jul87.380.272.9
Aug87.780.372.7
Sep88.881.173.2
Oct89.581.774
Nov8981.574.5
Dec87.980.974.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan30.726.923.4
Feb30.92723.3
Mar31.227.223.4
Apr31.627.523.6
May31.527.623.7
Jun31.127.223.2
Jul30.726.822.7
Aug30.926.822.6
Sep31.627.322.9
Oct31.927.623.3
Nov31.727.523.6
Dec31.127.223.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Indonesia are September, August, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Indonesia? 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 Indonesia 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 Indonesia.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan29%06.5
Feb27%05.6
Mar26%05.9
Apr25%05.6
May20%04.5
Jun19%04
Jul16%46.53.4
Aug14%03.1
Sep13%03
Oct17%03.8
Nov25%05.6
Dec31%07.3

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan29016.5
Feb27014.2
Mar26015
Apr25014.2
May20011.4
Jun19010.2
Jul16118.18.6
Aug1407.9
Sep1307.6
Oct1709.7
Nov25014.2
Dec31018.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Indonesia has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (70.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (78%).

Wind in Indonesia is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 4.5 knots (5.1 MPH or 8.3 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 August where average top sustained speeds reach 9.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan4.1Light breeze9.2Gentle breeze
Feb3.8Barely noticeable8.8Gentle breeze
Mar3.5Barely noticeable8.4Gentle breeze
Apr3.1Barely noticeable7.8Gentle breeze
May3.4Barely noticeable8.1Gentle breeze
Jun3.8Barely noticeable8.4Gentle breeze
Jul4.2Light breeze9Gentle breeze
Aug4.5Light breeze9.3Gentle breeze
Sep4.2Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Oct3.9Barely noticeable8.8Gentle breeze
Nov3.3Barely noticeable8.1Gentle breeze
Dec3.4Barely noticeable8.2Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan77.7%
Feb77.6%
Mar77%
Apr76.9%
May75.9%
Jun74.9%
Jul73.2%
Aug71.4%
Sep70.4%
Oct71.6%
Nov75.3%
Dec78%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Indonesia?

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 Indonesia is May, followed by August and July. 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 Indonesia 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 80.4 in December means 80.4% of the tourists vs. May.


Overall Indonesia Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.9°F (31.6°C) and 87.9°F (31.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Indonesia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 88.2°F (31.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Indonesia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 87.2°F (30.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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