The best times to visit Raja Ampat 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.
Raja Ampat Travel Guide
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Weather in Raja Ampat
Average temperatures in Raja Ampat 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 Raja Ampat, the hottest months are January, March, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 89.5°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.5°F (24.2°C) at night.
Raja Ampat Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Raja Ampat 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.
Raja Ampat Perceived Temperature (F)
Raja Ampat Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Raja Ampat 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 Raja Ampat are January, February, 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 September. For example, on the week of September 24th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Raja Ampat? 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 Raja Ampat.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Raja Ampat (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
Raja Ampat has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (78.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (84.6%).
Wind in Raja Ampat is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and September. August’s average wind speed of around 3.9 knots (4.5 MPH or 7.3 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 to mid September where average top sustained speeds reach 9.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Raja Ampat.
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||3.2||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.5||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.2||Barely noticeable||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||2.9||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.9||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.2||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.8||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.4||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.9||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.9||Barely noticeable||7.7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Raja Ampat?
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 Raja Ampat, Indonesia is July, followed by December and March. 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 Raja Ampat in October. 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 Raja Ampat Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 87.9°F (31.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow 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. These months see the most precipitation with 14 to 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Raja Ampat, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 89.5°F (31.9°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 11 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 Raja Ampat to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.2°F (31.8°C) and 87.6°F (30.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.