The best times to visit Makasar for ideal weather are

July 2nd to October 21st

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



Other Makasar Travel Info

Weather in Makasar


Average temperatures in Makasar vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 14th 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 Makasar, 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 92°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.5°F (25.3°C) at night.

Makasar Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Makasar 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.

Makasar Perceived Temperature (F)


Makasar Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Makasar 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 86.4 80.7 75.9
Feb 87.4 81.3 76
Mar 88.8 82.2 76.5
Apr 90.1 83 76.9
May 90.9 83.8 77.4
Jun 90.1 83 76.4
Jul 89.3 82.3 75.3
Aug 89.6 82.8 75.3
Sep 90.8 83.6 75.8
Oct 91.6 84.3 76.9
Nov 90.8 83.8 77.7
Dec 87.7 81.4 76.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.2 27.1 24.4
Feb 30.8 27.4 24.4
Mar 31.6 27.9 24.7
Apr 32.3 28.3 24.9
May 32.7 28.8 25.2
Jun 32.3 28.3 24.7
Jul 31.8 27.9 24.1
Aug 32 28.2 24.1
Sep 32.7 28.7 24.3
Oct 33.1 29.1 24.9
Nov 32.7 28.8 25.4
Dec 30.9 27.4 24.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Makasar are August, September, 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 mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Makasar? 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 Makasar.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 65% 0 20.5
Feb 54% 0 11.8
Mar 35% 0 10.5
Apr 29% 0 6.4
May 14% 0 2.7
Jun 14% 0 2.5
Jul 6% 0 1.1
Aug 1% 0 0.2
Sep 4% 0 0.8
Oct 12% 0 1.4
Nov 28% 0 6.1
Dec 58% 0 19

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 65 0 52.1
Feb 54 0 30
Mar 35 0 26.7
Apr 29 0 16.3
May 14 0 6.9
Jun 14 0 6.4
Jul 6 0 2.8
Aug 1 0 0.5
Sep 4 0 2
Oct 12 0 3.6
Nov 28 0 15.5
Dec 58 0 48.3


Humidity and Wind

Makasar has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (63.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (83.4%).

Wind in Makasar is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’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 early January where average top sustained speeds reach 13.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.8 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Feb 5.3 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Mar 4.4 Light breeze 9.1 Significant breeze
Apr 4 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
May 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.5 Significant breeze
Jun 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.8 Significant breeze
Aug 4 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 9.4 Significant breeze
Oct 4.5 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.3 Light breeze 8.7 Significant breeze
Dec 5.1 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 83.4%
Feb 81.1%
Mar 78.8%
Apr 76.6%
May 72.8%
Jun 71.5%
Jul 68.5%
Aug 63.6%
Sep 63.8%
Oct 67.9%
Nov 75.4%
Dec 82.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Makasar?

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 Makasar, 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 Makasar 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 Makasar Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.2°F (32.9°C) and 87.8°F (31°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 11 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 0 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Makasar, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 92°F (33.3°C) and 89.8°F (32.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 9 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 Makasar to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 85.8°F (29.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 15 to 20 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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