The best times to visit Timika for ideal weather are

late July

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

 

 


Other Timika Travel Info

Weather in Timika

Temperature

Average temperatures in Timika vary very little. 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 Timika, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 92°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.4°F (23.6°C) at night.

Timika Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Timika 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.

Timika Perceived Temperature (F)

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Timika Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Timika 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 91.4 81.7 74.1
Feb 91 81.2 74
Mar 90.6 81.1 74
Apr 89.7 80.8 74.1
May 88.2 80.3 74.2
Jun 85.8 78.6 73.6
Jul 83.7 77.3 72.8
Aug 84.4 77.5 72.8
Sep 86.4 78.8 73.3
Oct 88.8 80.1 73.9
Nov 90.1 80.8 74.2
Dec 90.9 81.1 74.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33 27.6 23.4
Feb 32.8 27.3 23.3
Mar 32.6 27.3 23.3
Apr 32.1 27.1 23.4
May 31.2 26.8 23.4
Jun 29.9 25.9 23.1
Jul 28.7 25.2 22.7
Aug 29.1 25.3 22.7
Sep 30.2 26 22.9
Oct 31.6 26.7 23.3
Nov 32.3 27.1 23.4
Dec 32.7 27.3 23.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Timika are October, November, and then January. 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 January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are 2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Timika? 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 Timika.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Timika (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 45% 0 11.6
Feb 48% 0 10.2
Mar 50% 0 13.2
Apr 53% 0 14.1
May 47% 0 13.3
Jun 54% 0 13.4
Jul 52% 0 10.7
Aug 53% 0 12
Sep 48% 0 11.2
Oct 38% 0 11.8
Nov 44% 0 11.9
Dec 56% 0 17.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 45 0 29.5
Feb 48 0 25.9
Mar 50 0 33.5
Apr 53 0 35.8
May 47 0 33.8
Jun 54 0 34
Jul 52 0 27.2
Aug 53 0 30.5
Sep 48 0 28.4
Oct 38 0 30
Nov 44 0 30.2
Dec 56 0 45.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Timika has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (77.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (87.5%).

Wind in Timika is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by August and February. January’s average wind speed of around 2.3 knots (2.7 MPH or 4.3 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 mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 9.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 2.3 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 2.3 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 2.1 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 2 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
May 2 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Jun 1.7 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Jul 2.1 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.3 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.1 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.1 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 1.9 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 2 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77.9%
Feb 78.8%
Mar 79.4%
Apr 81.4%
May 83.1%
Jun 86.5%
Jul 87.5%
Aug 86.3%
Sep 84.1%
Oct 81.5%
Nov 81%
Dec 80.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Timika?

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 Timika, Indonesia is August, followed by June and September. 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 Timika in November. 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 48 in November means 48% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Timika Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.1°F (32.8°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 15 to 16 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with about 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Timika, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 91°F (32.8°C) and 85.2°F (29.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 12 to 14 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Timika to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92°F (33.3°C) and 90.4°F (32.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 13 to 17 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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