The best times to visit Kendari for ideal weather are

September 10th to March 4th

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



Other Kendari Travel Info

Weather in Kendari


Average temperatures in Kendari vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th 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 Kendari, the hottest months are November, October, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late October to early November where highs are regularly around 90°F (32.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.4°F (22.4°C) at night.

Kendari Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kendari 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.

Kendari Perceived Temperature (F)


Kendari Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kendari 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 88.9 84.2 74
Feb 88.2 83.2 73.9
Mar 87.8 82.9 73.7
Apr 86.8 82.5 74
May 86 82.1 73.6
Jun 84.4 80.7 72.5
Jul 83.5 80 71.4
Aug 84.2 80.2 69.4
Sep 87.3 82.6 69.6
Oct 89.6 84.6 71.4
Nov 89.3 84.7 73.6
Dec 88.3 83.7 74.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.6 29 23.3
Feb 31.2 28.4 23.3
Mar 31 28.3 23.2
Apr 30.4 28.1 23.3
May 30 27.8 23.1
Jun 29.1 27.1 22.5
Jul 28.6 26.7 21.9
Aug 29 26.8 20.8
Sep 30.7 28.1 20.9
Oct 32 29.2 21.9
Nov 31.8 29.3 23.1
Dec 31.3 28.7 23.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kendari are January, September, 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 to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.

When can you find snow in Kendari? 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 Kendari.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.4
Feb 10% 0 1.4
Mar 12% 0 2.3
Apr 20% 0 3.8
May 20% 0 3.5
Jun 16% 0 2.2
Jul 22% 0 2.9
Aug 15% 0 2.4
Sep 5% 0 0.6
Oct 9% 0 2
Nov 14% 0 2.4
Dec 9% 0 2.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1
Feb 10 0 3.6
Mar 12 0 5.8
Apr 20 0 9.7
May 20 0 8.9
Jun 16 0 5.6
Jul 22 0 7.4
Aug 15 0 6.1
Sep 5 0 1.5
Oct 9 0 5.1
Nov 14 0 6.1
Dec 9 0 5.6


Humidity and Wind

Kendari has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (63.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (79.4%).

Wind in Kendari is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is October, followed by January and September. October’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.7 MPH or 9.3 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 mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 10.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.8 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.5 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
May 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.8 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Jul 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.5 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 5 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.3 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.3%
Feb 72.9%
Mar 74.5%
Apr 77.6%
May 78%
Jun 79.4%
Jul 77.3%
Aug 72.3%
Sep 65.7%
Oct 63.9%
Nov 68.7%
Dec 72.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kendari?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 14, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Kendari, 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 Kendari 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

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 80.4 in December means 80.4% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Kendari Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 84.8°F (29.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 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 most precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kendari, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 90°F (32.2°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 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 Kendari to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 87.7°F (30.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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