Indonesia Weather and preparation for trip

Indonesia Weather and Seasoning

Indonesia has a tropical climate due to its proximity to equator. Indonesia weather is generally hot and humid. Indonesian climate is divided into two distinct seasons: dry and rainy seasons. In most part of Indonesia, the rainy season falls from October through April, but in certain places like Maluku is slightly difference in seasons. They have their rains from March to August. During the rainy season, rain starts around noon and lasts into the afternoon. Some areas can have sudden showers for more than two hours.

Indonesia Weather in dry season

The dry season does not mean there are no rains. In fact, tropical showers in the afternoon of a dry season is usually happens. The temperature is almost constant except for some nights in rainy season, when it might drop. The temperature on the coast is around 28°C and drops dramatically in the highlands. For instance, in the highlands of Irian Jaya, temperatures at night can drop to about 7°C, while during daytime they can reach to about 22°C.

Indonesia Weather and the best time to visit

The best time to visit Indonesia is in the dry season. The ‘wet’ starts to decrease in October and varies in intensity across the archipelago. The December to February rains can make travel prohibition, when rough seas either cancel ferries, and roads on Flores are washed out. Parts of Papua are also inaccessible. The rains shift in Sumatra, peaking from October to January in the north, and from January to February in the south. However, seasonal change makes just little difference in Bali.
In the period of December–January, during Christmas and the school holidays still brings a wave of migratory Australians, and Europeans head to Bali, Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi in July and August. Besides, the climatic obstruction above, pretty much any time is a good time to head to Indonesia.
The main Indonesian holiday periods are the end of Ramadan, when domestic tourists fill resorts and prices getting up, Christmas, and mid-June to mid-July, when graduating high-school students take off to various tourist attractions, mainly in Java and Bali.