The best times to visit Merauke for ideal weather are

July 2nd to December 2nd

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



Other Merauke Travel Info

Weather in Merauke


Average temperatures in Merauke vary very little. 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 Merauke, the hottest months are December, November, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late November where highs are regularly around 90.6°F (32.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.9°F (24.4°C) at night.

Merauke Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Merauke 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.

Merauke Perceived Temperature (F)


Merauke Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Merauke 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 88.7 81.4 75.8
Feb 88.4 81.3 75.6
Mar 88.1 81.2 75.7
Apr 88.5 81.3 75.4
May 87.4 80.3 74.9
Jun 85.5 78.8 73.9
Jul 84.5 77.6 72
Aug 85.1 77.6 71.6
Sep 87.5 78.9 71.7
Oct 89.1 80.6 73.4
Nov 90.1 82.2 75.5
Dec 90.2 82.4 76.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.5 27.4 24.3
Feb 31.3 27.4 24.2
Mar 31.2 27.3 24.3
Apr 31.4 27.4 24.1
May 30.8 26.8 23.8
Jun 29.7 26 23.3
Jul 29.2 25.3 22.2
Aug 29.5 25.3 22
Sep 30.8 26.1 22.1
Oct 31.7 27 23
Nov 32.3 27.9 24.2
Dec 32.3 28 24.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Merauke are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late July. For example, on the week of July 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Merauke? 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 Merauke.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 34% 0 8.7
Feb 33% 0 8.8
Mar 35% 0 9.7
Apr 29% 0 6.7
May 21% 0 4.2
Jun 15% 0 2.2
Jul 7% 0 0.9
Aug 7% 0 0.8
Sep 8% 0 1.2
Oct 13% 0 2.2
Nov 13% 0 2.3
Dec 23% 0 5.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 34 0 22.1
Feb 33 0 22.4
Mar 35 0 24.6
Apr 29 0 17
May 21 0 10.7
Jun 15 0 5.6
Jul 7 0 2.3
Aug 7 0 2
Sep 8 0 3
Oct 13 0 5.6
Nov 13 0 5.8
Dec 23 0 14.7


Humidity and Wind

Merauke has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (73.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (79.9%).

Wind in Merauke is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.7 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 to mid September where average top sustained speeds reach 14.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.9 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.3 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.2 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
May 5.2 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jun 6 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Jul 6.4 Light breeze 11.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.9 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Sep 6.9 Light breeze 13.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.3 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Nov 5.3 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78.8%
Feb 79.5%
Mar 79.9%
Apr 78.4%
May 78.5%
Jun 79%
Jul 76.1%
Aug 74.9%
Sep 73.5%
Oct 73.1%
Nov 74.3%
Dec 76.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Merauke?

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 Merauke, Indonesia is July, followed by September and May. 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 Merauke 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 58.3 in December means 58.3% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Merauke Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 86.7°F (30.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 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 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Merauke, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 90.6°F (32.6°C) and 86.9°F (30.5°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 fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Merauke to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 88°F (31.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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