Indonesia Weather Guide
Tropical = warm and humid. Indonesia = tropical. A day’s sweat is usually broken by an impressive afternoon shower of monsoonal rain here, however some showers can last for days. Due to its close proximity to the equator, the whole country averages a mild 23 to 28 degrees Celsius all year round with a wet and a dry season.
Season and Clothing
Wet Season: November to June
We’re not going to lie to you; it’s highly likely you’ll experience some rain when travelling through Indonesia in the wet season. This tends to affect some areas more than others with Kalimantan registering very little difference while other areas like Nusa Tenggara experience flooding. But with the weather still being pleasant, you can still enjoy the great outdoors with an umbrella or raincoat on hand or, when the rain is heavier, sit still on a veranda somewhere with a cold beer and watch the rain wash over the landscape. April represents optimal weather for a holiday in Indonesia with low precipitation and the mild and pleasant temperatures (24 to 32 degrees Celsius on average) for which the country is renowned. Head to Bali in June for the Bali Arts Festival - a month-long showcase of Balinese culture.
Dry Season: July to October
The average daily temps during Indonesia’s dry season range from 25 to 34 degrees Celsius with only short downpours and less humidity. This period also marks the tourist low season, although prices will rise during June and July when Europe has summer holidays and Australia takes winter holidays. The dry season is considered the best time to travel to Indonesia – don’t forget to pack swimwear, sunnies and sunscreen! In August, the country celebrates its Independence Day and the national holiday is celebrated with processions and dancing, towns are adorned with bunting and, while the official day is August 17, the festivities continue for a month. Sometimes unexpected parades cause delays to bus travel but enjoy the spectacle, you’ll get there eventually.