The best times to visit Nias for ideal weather are

early November

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

 

 


Other Nias Travel Info

Weather in Nias

Temperature

Average temperatures in Nias 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 bottom 1 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 Nias, the hottest months are May, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May where highs are regularly around 88.9°F (31.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.9°F (21.6°C) at night.

Nias Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Nias Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

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Nias Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Nias 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 87.5 80.3 70.1
Feb 88.3 80.9 70.2
Mar 88.4 80.7 70.7
Apr 87.9 80.5 70.8
May 88.5 81 70.7
Jun 88.1 80.6 69.8
Jul 87.5 80 68.9
Aug 87.5 79.9 69.4
Sep 87.1 79.6 70.2
Oct 87 79.8 70.5
Nov 86.2 79.4 70.9
Dec 86.7 79.8 70.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.8 26.8 21.2
Feb 31.3 27.2 21.2
Mar 31.3 27.1 21.5
Apr 31.1 26.9 21.6
May 31.4 27.2 21.5
Jun 31.2 27 21
Jul 30.8 26.7 20.5
Aug 30.8 26.6 20.8
Sep 30.6 26.4 21.2
Oct 30.6 26.6 21.4
Nov 30.1 26.3 21.6
Dec 30.4 26.6 21.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nias are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Nias? 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 Nias.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 29% 0 6.5
Feb 26% 0 3.7
Mar 30% 0 5.8
Apr 40% 0 7.4
May 32% 0 6.8
Jun 35% 0 6.2
Jul 37% 0 9.1
Aug 38% 0 6.5
Sep 40% 0 8.5
Oct 43% 0 8.3
Nov 50% 0 9.7
Dec 37% 0 7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 29 0 16.5
Feb 26 0 9.4
Mar 30 0 14.7
Apr 40 0 18.8
May 32 0 17.3
Jun 35 0 15.7
Jul 37 0 23.1
Aug 38 0 16.5
Sep 40 0 21.6
Oct 43 0 21.1
Nov 50 0 24.6
Dec 37 0 17.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Nias has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (81.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (87.3%).

Wind in Nias is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by August and June. February’s average wind speed of around 2.2 knots (2.5 MPH or 4 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early September where average top sustained speeds reach 8.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 1.9 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Feb 2.2 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Mar 2 Barely noticeable 7.2 Light breeze
Apr 1.8 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
May 1.9 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Jun 2.1 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Jul 2 Barely noticeable 7.1 Light breeze
Aug 2.1 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 1.9 Barely noticeable 7.4 Light breeze
Oct 1.8 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Nov 1.8 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Dec 1.9 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 83.9%
Feb 81.7%
Mar 83.8%
Apr 85.5%
May 85.2%
Jun 84.6%
Jul 84.6%
Aug 85%
Sep 85.8%
Oct 85.7%
Nov 87.3%
Dec 86%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Nias?

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

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 18.4 in September means 18.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Nias Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.9°F (31.6°C) and 87.7°F (30.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 10 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Nias, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 85.4°F (29.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 12 to 15 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Nias to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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