The best times to visit Pontianak for ideal weather are
late January and early February
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Pontianak Travel Guide
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Weather in Pontianak
Average temperatures in Pontianak 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 Pontianak, the hottest months are May, June, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 92.3°F (33.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.5°F (23.6°C) at night.
Pontianak Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Pontianak 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.
Pontianak Perceived Temperature (F)
Pontianak Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Pontianak 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 Pontianak are September, August, 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 June. For example, on the week of June 18th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.
When can you find snow in Pontianak? 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 Pontianak.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pontianak (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
Pontianak has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (75.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (82.7%).
Wind in Pontianak is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by August and February. January’s average wind speed of around 3 knots (3.4 MPH or 5.5 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 11 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pontianak.
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||3||Barely noticeable||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||2.7||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||2.5||Barely noticeable||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||2.4||Barely noticeable||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.2||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.4||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.8||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.4||Barely noticeable||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.5||Barely noticeable||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.7||Barely noticeable||10.4||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Pontianak?
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 Pontianak, Indonesia is March, followed by December 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 Pontianak in June. 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 Pontianak Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 90°F (32.2°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 13 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the 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 about 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Pontianak, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 92°F (33.3°C) and 88.8°F (31.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 7 to 17 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 Pontianak to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 88.6°F (31.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 16 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.