The best times to visit Ternate for ideal weather are

August 6th 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.



Other Ternate Travel Info

Weather in Ternate


Average temperatures in Ternate 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 6th 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 Ternate, the hottest months are April, October, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early October where highs are regularly around 89.5°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.2°F (24°C) at night.

Ternate Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Ternate 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.

Ternate Perceived Temperature (F)


Ternate Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Ternate 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 87 81 75.9
Feb 87.1 80.7 75.2
Mar 87.9 81.2 75.3
Apr 88.4 81.5 75.5
May 88.2 81.3 75.7
Jun 87.7 81 75.5
Jul 87.3 80.7 75.1
Aug 87.2 80.5 74.7
Sep 88.1 81 74.8
Oct 89 81.4 75
Nov 88.2 81.1 75.3
Dec 87.7 81.1 75.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.6 27.2 24.4
Feb 30.6 27.1 24
Mar 31.1 27.3 24.1
Apr 31.3 27.5 24.2
May 31.2 27.4 24.3
Jun 30.9 27.2 24.2
Jul 30.7 27.1 23.9
Aug 30.7 26.9 23.7
Sep 31.2 27.2 23.8
Oct 31.7 27.4 23.9
Nov 31.2 27.3 24.1
Dec 30.9 27.3 24.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ternate are August, September, 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 October. For example, on the week of October 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Ternate? 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 Ternate.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 33% 0 6.6
Feb 26% 0 4.6
Mar 26% 0 5.8
Apr 37% 0 7
May 37% 0 9.3
Jun 29% 0 6.4
Jul 21% 0 3.8
Aug 13% 0 3.2
Sep 13% 0 3
Oct 15% 0 4.1
Nov 36% 0 6.7
Dec 35% 0 8.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 33 0 16.8
Feb 26 0 11.7
Mar 26 0 14.7
Apr 37 0 17.8
May 37 0 23.6
Jun 29 0 16.3
Jul 21 0 9.7
Aug 13 0 8.1
Sep 13 0 7.6
Oct 15 0 10.4
Nov 36 0 17
Dec 35 0 21.3


Humidity and Wind

Ternate has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (72.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (79%).

Wind in Ternate is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and March. January’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.7 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 early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 12.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ternate.

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 5.8 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Feb 5.4 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.2 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Apr 4.4 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.1 Significant breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 9 Significant breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.4 Light breeze 9.4 Significant breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.7 Significant breeze
Dec 4.7 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79%
Feb 77.9%
Mar 77.2%
Apr 77.9%
May 78.3%
Jun 76.7%
Jul 73.8%
Aug 73.3%
Sep 72.6%
Oct 73%
Nov 78.6%
Dec 79%


Is it Safe to Travel to Ternate?

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 Ternate, Indonesia is August, followed by July and May. 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 Ternate 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 60.6 in December means 60.6% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Ternate Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.6°F (31.4°C) and 87.6°F (30.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 8 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (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 4 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ternate, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.5°F (31.9°C) and 87.6°F (30.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 11 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Ternate to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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