The best times to visit Samarinda for ideal weather are

mid July

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



Other Samarinda Travel Info

Weather in Samarinda


Average temperatures in Samarinda 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 Samarinda, the hottest months are October, September, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late September where highs are regularly around 91.8°F (33.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.4°F (24.7°C) at night.

Samarinda Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Samarinda Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Samarinda Perceived Temperature (F)


Samarinda Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Samarinda 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 89.5 81.6 75.4
Feb 90.1 82.1 75.5
Mar 90.3 82.2 75.9
Apr 90.3 82.6 76.1
May 90 82.7 76.4
Jun 89.1 82.1 76
Jul 88.6 81.7 75.5
Aug 89.2 82.1 75.9
Sep 90.6 83.1 76
Oct 90.7 83.2 76.1
Nov 90.1 82.8 76.4
Dec 90.1 82.7 76.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.9 27.6 24.1
Feb 32.3 27.8 24.2
Mar 32.4 27.9 24.4
Apr 32.4 28.1 24.5
May 32.2 28.2 24.7
Jun 31.7 27.8 24.4
Jul 31.4 27.6 24.2
Aug 31.8 27.8 24.4
Sep 32.6 28.4 24.4
Oct 32.6 28.4 24.5
Nov 32.3 28.2 24.7
Dec 32.3 28.2 24.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Samarinda are September, August, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid August. For example, on the week of August 6th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 22nd.

When can you find snow in Samarinda? 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 Samarinda.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 30% 0 5.6
Feb 26% 0 4.5
Mar 33% 0 6.2
Apr 29% 0 7.3
May 26% 0 4.8
Jun 27% 0 5.1
Jul 27% 0 4.6
Aug 23% 0 3.9
Sep 20% 0 3.7
Oct 26% 0 4.4
Nov 27% 0 5.7
Dec 26% 0 5.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 30 0 14.2
Feb 26 0 11.4
Mar 33 0 15.7
Apr 29 0 18.5
May 26 0 12.2
Jun 27 0 13
Jul 27 0 11.7
Aug 23 0 9.9
Sep 20 0 9.4
Oct 26 0 11.2
Nov 27 0 14.5
Dec 26 0 14


Humidity and Wind

Samarinda has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (71.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (76.4%).

Wind in Samarinda is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by August and October. September’s average wind speed of around 3.7 knots (4.2 MPH or 6.8 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 late 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 Samarinda.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 2.6 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Feb 3 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 2.9 Barely noticeable 7.1 Light breeze
Apr 2.7 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
May 2.7 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Jun 2.7 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Jul 3 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.6 Light breeze
Oct 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.9 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Dec 3 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76.3%
Feb 74.4%
Mar 74.9%
Apr 75.8%
May 76.4%
Jun 76.4%
Jul 75.3%
Aug 73.7%
Sep 71.3%
Oct 72.1%
Nov 74.7%
Dec 74.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Samarinda?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 14, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Samarinda, 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 Samarinda 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

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 Samarinda Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 89.4°F (31.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 10 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 moderate precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Samarinda, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 91.8°F (33.2°C) and 89.6°F (32°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 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 Samarinda to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 89.3°F (31.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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