Indonesia — Weather
The archipelago of Indonesia straddles the Equator; therefore, visitors will not experience a conventional winter, spring, summer, or fall. Instead, Indonesia boasts two distinct climates– a dry and wet season. Indonesia is a large country, so variations in local weather and rainfall exist in some areas of the archipelago.
However, in general, Indonesia’s wet season lasts between November and March. Rain commonly falls in the afternoon, so vacations can still be enjoyable. Temperatures during this time average between 85°F and 90°F.
Even in the dry season which tends to be the cooler period of the year in the Equatorial region of the world, Indonesia experiences high humidity and temperatures. The mercury reaches an average of 85°F, which is sometimes experienced in the rainy season. In addition, rainfall is also quite high, but less than Indonesia’s monsoon season.
This means that regardless of the month in which tourists visit Indonesia, a humid and warm climate will greet them.
Best Time to Visit Indonesia
Indonesia can be visited all year round. Unlike other Southeast Asian nations, the wet season is centered around afternoon showers and storms, rather than whole-day bouts. This makes many of Indonesia’s attractions still fine to visit in the rainy season. Nevertheless, the high-season certainly hits much of the country in the drier months (between April and October).
Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country, so Ramadan is seriously recognized during the months of August or September. Even though it is an interesting cultural event to experience, Ramadan can be an inconvenience for visitors at times. Therefore, avoiding this period is recommended. If tourists want to visit Indonesia during the high season, they should arrive around Christmas or in the months of June and July.