Seasons in Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest insular state in the world and the largest country in Southeast Asia..

This mysterious country, where You will find everything you need for a wonderful and exciting leisure: mild tropical climate, unspoilt nature, remote villages where lifestyles have not changed for the last centuries, the beaches of fine white sand and crystal clear waters, luxury hotels, buried in verdure of gardens.

Resting in Indonesia, you can feel like in several eras. Here is preserved prehistoric rites and rituals, some of the Islands are home to tribes whose languages are still studied by scientists. The nature of Indonesia is remarkably diverse. Here you can find jungle and majestic mountains, beautiful lagoons and perfect sandy beaches.

As a rule, Indonesia visit for seasoned tourists and travelers, which is not the first time visit exotic countries of Southeast Asia and are now seeking for even more extensive and exotic. Indonesia is justified and does not disappoint even those travelers.

The main tourist center of Indonesia – Bali island. A separate category of local tourists – the couple who came to Bali on their honeymoon, to spend a traditional Balinese wedding ceremony. Outdoor enthusiasts here either: generations of surfers have grown up on the coast of Indonesia. Numerous dive centers, sailing, Hiking in the mountains, Safari Park diversify leisure of the most demanding tourists.

To visit Bali is possible and necessary throughout the year. The temperature throughout the year varies slightly and day temperature always is kept in the range of 20-33 degrees. In the ocean year-round temperature below 26 degrees. On the island even on the hottest days of constant light breeze blows, and the heat is transferred easily.

Remember that Bali is in the southern hemisphere (the equator), and respectively hot and cool seasons for us and on the island opposite: when we have winter, Bali hot; when we have summer, Bali is cool.

High season and the best time for tourists to visit Bali is between July and August. During this period the island can be reached large crowds of tourists, and higher prices begins in early may, as soon as it becomes dry, but still relatively cool.

The rainy season in Bali (from December to March) is the peak of the arrival of Russian tourists. The humidity in this period reaches 95%. Most precipitation falls at night, and it rains just an hour or two and falls out locally, the rest of the time the sun is shining. In the daytime the sky can sometimes be overcast or clouds, but because of the constant winds, the clouds are moving very quickly and the situation changes very quickly. However, even under prolonged clouds the sky is hot and you can get sunburn. One only has to note that in the rainy season can sometimes occur problems with transport links, and for lovers of mountain tours and scuba diving it is better to choose the dry season (unlike resort areas, where it is warm all year round, in the mountains in winter, cool weather).


Weather and Climate

Spring in Indonesia

Spring in Indonesia transition season between summer and winter Bali. In March, the island falls very much rain, with hot as well as winter. However, since April the amount of rain is significantly reduced and the weather becomes more comfortable. In the center of the island you can already feel the fresh air.

This month believes the start of favourable weather conditions for surfing. However, you should know that to do this sport without a t-shirt and shorts, as the sun in Indonesia is quite aggressive, and even a couple of hours spent on the Board under open sun, can cause serious burns. In may starts the dry season, resulting in a very rare rains. The sky may be cloudy, but most of the day the sun is shining bright.

The climate of the spring months

(Jakarta)

March
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 210 mm (8.3")
April
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 145 mm (5.7")
May
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 115 mm (4.5")

Spring holidays

  • March, 8 – International women's day;
  • April, 21 – Kartini Day;
  • April-may – the ascension of ISA;
  • May – Vesak.

Summer in Indonesia

What a summer for the Europeans, for the Balinese winter. But in order not to get confused, the story will carry on for the usual time of the year. So, summer in Indonesia is considered to be the best period of the year for any type of stay whether beach or sightseeing holiday. Since June, the land blown with cool ocean breezes, the water is very warm – 27 degrees.

July and August are considered the "cold" months and simultaneously the driest. Virtually no precipitation falls, the temperature becomes a few degrees lower than in winter and, importantly, decreases the level of relative humidity. The latter fact provides easier portability of hot weather, breathing is easier. If you go inland, the climate there will be a little different: cooler weather, in the evening, the thermometer drops to +18 degrees. Periodically there are rains.

The climate of the summer months

(Jakarta)

June
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +23°C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 95 mm (3.7")
Jule
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")
August
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")


Summer holidays

August, 17 – Independence day Indonesia.

Autumn in Indonesia

Of course, in Indonesia there is no such time of year. However, for convenience of perception, we decided the period from September to November roughly named autumn. The beginning of the first autumn month is characterized by dry, clear weather. Bali beaches vengeance last swimming season, every day to the island arrive new tourists. As we approach the last days of the month frequent rains, but the rest they do not interfere. Sometimes blowing dusty wind from the North, but, perhaps, this is the only drawback of September.

The weather that prevails on the island in October, is a continuation of the climatic conditions of the previous month, but with more severe storms. In November the number of tourists becomes less. This is the beginning of summer, when rising temperatures and increases the amount of precipitation. The ocean at this time is already hectic, and you can swim on very few beaches, hidden in secluded small coves.

The climate of the autumn months

(Jakarta)

September
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8°F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")
October
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 110 mm (4.3")
November
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 140 mm (5.5")

Autumn holidays

  • October, 1 – protection day;
  • October, 5 – armed forces day;
  • October, 28 – the day of youth oath;
  • November, 10 – heroes day.

Winter in Indonesia

As You may have guessed, with the arrival of the first days of December the islanders celebrate the winter and summer. This time, the riot of tropical plants and natural elements, when the island is undergoing the strongest thunderstorms, lasting up to 3 hours a day. Usually, they start either early in the morning or late at night. But the rains may catch You and after lunch. At this time, the humidity in Indonesia is so high that many homes of the island are overgrown with moss. It is a kind of the green Kingdom.

The weather is very hot, the temperature is slightly higher than in summer, and precipitation, they are transferred harder. The water in the ocean so warm that it is appropriate to compare it with fresh milk. However, in the conditions prevailing gusty winds causing big waves, swimming is quite problematic. So, from February on the island dominates the South-West monsoon. However, for surfing this weather is very good.

The climate of the winter months

(Jakarta)

December
Max average t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 205 mm (8")
January
Max average t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 18 days
Precipitation: 300 mm (11.8")
February
Max average t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 17 days
Precipitation: 300 mm (E")

Winter holidays

  • December, 25 – Christmas;
  • January, 1 – New Year.