The best times to visit Jayapura for ideal weather are

May 14th to June 10th

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



Other Jayapura Travel Info

Weather in Jayapura


Average temperatures in Jayapura 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 Jayapura, the hottest months are November, December, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid October where highs are regularly around 91.3°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.9°F (23.3°C) at night.

Jayapura Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Jayapura Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Jayapura Perceived Temperature (F)


Jayapura Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Jayapura 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 89.2 80.9 74.5
Feb 89.3 81 74.5
Mar 89.3 81 74.7
Apr 89.7 81.2 74.7
May 89.5 81.2 74.7
Jun 89 80.5 74.2
Jul 88.6 80.3 73.6
Aug 89.2 80.4 73.4
Sep 89.7 80.8 73.8
Oct 90.7 81.6 74.3
Nov 90.7 81.6 74.6
Dec 90.3 81.6 74.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.8 27.2 23.6
Feb 31.8 27.2 23.6
Mar 31.8 27.2 23.7
Apr 32.1 27.3 23.7
May 31.9 27.3 23.7
Jun 31.7 26.9 23.4
Jul 31.4 26.8 23.1
Aug 31.8 26.9 23
Sep 32.1 27.1 23.2
Oct 32.6 27.6 23.5
Nov 32.6 27.6 23.7
Dec 32.4 27.6 23.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Jayapura are August, October, 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 early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Jayapura? 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 Jayapura.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 28% 0 6.8
Feb 30% 0 5.8
Mar 28% 0 7.7
Apr 26% 0 4.8
May 17% 0 3.4
Jun 20% 0 2.5
Jul 17% 0 2.5
Aug 15% 0 3
Sep 20% 0 5.2
Oct 16% 0 2.9
Nov 21% 0 4.7
Dec 23% 0 5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 28 0 17.3
Feb 30 0 14.7
Mar 28 0 19.6
Apr 26 0 12.2
May 17 0 8.6
Jun 20 0 6.4
Jul 17 0 6.4
Aug 15 0 7.6
Sep 20 0 13.2
Oct 16 0 7.4
Nov 21 0 11.9
Dec 23 0 12.7


Humidity and Wind

Jayapura has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (73.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (78.4%).

Wind in Jayapura is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and February. March’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.7 MPH or 10.7 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 14.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.5 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Feb 5.3 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 5.8 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Apr 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.6 Gentle breeze
May 3.1 Barely noticeable 9.3 Significant breeze
Jun 2.9 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.2 Barely noticeable 8.8 Significant breeze
Aug 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.2 Barely noticeable 9 Significant breeze
Oct 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.6 Significant breeze
Dec 4.1 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76.5%
Feb 75.3%
Mar 75.2%
Apr 76.8%
May 77.5%
Jun 78.4%
Jul 77.1%
Aug 76%
Sep 75.7%
Oct 73.5%
Nov 75.2%
Dec 75.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Jayapura?

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

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 21.5 in October means 21.5% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Jayapura Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90°F (32.2°C) and 89°F (31.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Jayapura, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 89.2°F (31.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 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 Jayapura to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.9°F (32.7°C) and 88.6°F (31.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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