The best times to visit Palu for ideal weather are

September 17th 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.

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Weather in Palu

Temperature

Average temperatures in Palu 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 16th 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 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)

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Palu 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.

Palu Perceived Temperature (F)

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Palu Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 89.8 80.7 73.8
Feb 90.7 80.7 73.3
Mar 92 81.5 73.8
Apr 92.1 81.8 74.3
May 92.4 82.1 74.5
Jun 91.7 81.4 74.3
Jul 90.6 80.7 73.4
Aug 90.9 80.8 73.4
Sep 92 81.7 73.6
Oct 93.3 82.3 74.1
Nov 92.3 81.9 74.6
Dec 91.6 81.6 74.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.1 27.1 23.2
Feb 32.6 27.1 22.9
Mar 33.3 27.5 23.2
Apr 33.4 27.7 23.5
May 33.6 27.8 23.6
Jun 33.2 27.4 23.5
Jul 32.6 27.1 23
Aug 32.7 27.1 23
Sep 33.3 27.6 23.1
Oct 34.1 27.9 23.4
Nov 33.5 27.7 23.7
Dec 33.1 27.6 23.5


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Palu are October, February, 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 late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.

When can you find snow in Palu? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Palu.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Palu (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 14% 0 2.2
Feb 13% 0 1.5
Mar 13% 0 1.9
Apr 14% 0 2.2
May 15% 0 1.6
Jun 19% 0 2.4
Jul 20% 0 3.4
Aug 20% 0 2.5
Sep 14% 0 1.5
Oct 10% 0 1.1
Nov 15% 0 1.6
Dec 15% 0 2.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 5.6
Feb 13 0 3.8
Mar 13 0 4.8
Apr 14 0 5.6
May 15 0 4.1
Jun 19 0 6.1
Jul 20 0 8.6
Aug 20 0 6.4
Sep 14 0 3.8
Oct 10 0 2.8
Nov 15 0 4.1
Dec 15 0 5.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Palu has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (66.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (72.4%).

Wind in Palu is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and March. October’s average wind speed of around 4.4 knots (5 MPH or 8.1 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 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.

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

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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 4 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Feb 4.1 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Mar 4.2 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Apr 4 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 11.8 Significant breeze
Jun 3.6 Barely noticeable 11.3 Significant breeze
Jul 3.5 Barely noticeable 11.1 Significant breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 11.5 Significant breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Oct 4.4 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 4.3 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Dec 4.1 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.4%
Feb 70.5%
Mar 68.9%
Apr 70.2%
May 70%
Jun 71.3%
Jul 71.5%
Aug 70.6%
Sep 68.6%
Oct 66.4%
Nov 70.2%
Dec 69.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Palu?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Palu, 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 Palu 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

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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 80.4 in December means 80.4% of the tourists vs. May.


Overall Palu Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 91.4°F (33°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 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 most precipitation with about 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Palu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than 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 very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 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 Palu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.5°F (33.6°C) and 89.4°F (31.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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