When to visit - Indonesia

Best times to visit Indonesia

Best times to visit Indonesia

Indonesia's weather is at its sunniest and driest between May and October, and this is considered the best time to visit Indonesia. Conditions on top of the mountains are much cooler than the coasts, with temperatures plunging at night often accompanied by winds, so those planning on sunrise volcano tours need to be prepared with all weather gear. The weather may often feel humid and oppressive, but the heat is never severe. As Indonesia straddles the equator, temperatures remain fairly constant throughout the year and there is very little difference from month to month.

Good times to visit Indonesia

Good times to visit Indonesia

November and April are both good months to visit Indonesia, although you will need to be prepared for some more cloud and showers than in the dry season. Most of Indonesia's islands have volcanic peaks exceeding 3,000 m which play a large part in the weather patterns, with warm air from the coastal areas being drawn up into the atmosphere in the mid-morning causing afternoon showers near the mountains.

Indonesia's Green Season

Indonesia's Green Season

The north monsoon from China and the north Pacific increases rainfall between December and March, but this rarely creates prolonged monsoon conditions. Indonesia's climate is typical of equatorial regions in that rainfall is generally in short heavy bursts accompanied by thunder. In spite of some heavy rainfall in the wetter months, sunshine hours are abundant throughout the year. During the wetter months sunshine averages four to five hours per day, rising to eight or nine hours per day during drier periods.

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