The best times to visit Makassar 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.
Makassar Travel Guide
Other Makassar Travel Info
Weather in Makassar
Average temperatures in Makassar 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 Makassar, 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.
Makassar Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Makassar Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Makassar Perceived Temperature (F)
Makassar Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Makassar 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Makassar 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 Makassar? 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 Makassar.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Makassar (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Makassar 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 Makassar 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 Makassar.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Makassar?
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 Makassar, 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 Makassar 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
Overall Makassar 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 Makassar, 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 Makassar 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.