The best times to visit Palu for ideal weather are
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Palu Travel Guide
Weather in Palu
Average temperatures in Palu vary barely at all and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 1 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Palu, 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 94.5°F (34.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.3°F (23.5°C) at night.
Palu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Palu 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.
Palu Perceived Temperature (F)
Palu Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Palu 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)|
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 Palu.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Palu (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
Palu has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is October (66.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (72.4%).
Wind in Palu is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by November and March. October’s average wind speed of around 4.4 knots (5.1 MPH or 8.1 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Palu.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||4||a light breeze||11.7||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||4.1||a light breeze||12.3||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||4.2||a light breeze||12.7||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||4||a light breeze||12.6||a moderate breeze|
|May||3.8||light air||11.8||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||3.6||light air||11.3||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||3.5||light air||11.1||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||3.7||light air||11.5||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||4.1||a light breeze||12.6||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||4.4||a light breeze||13.2||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||4.3||a light breeze||13||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||4.1||a light breeze||12.4||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Palu?
As of 6/27/2017 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.
Overall Palu Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 91.4°F (33°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Fall is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Palu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 94.5°F (34.7°C) and 91°F (32.8°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Palu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.7°F (33.2°C) and 89.4°F (31.9°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.