Best weather conditions for holidays in Bali

Before you book your holiday, have a read of this section on Bali Weather Rain Temperatures. This information will give you a month-by-month outline of what conditions you could face. 

Bali Weather and Seasons 

Bali exists in a tropical zone that it shares with Indonesia too. It sits a few degrees south of the equator and as such, it is characterised by consistently high temperatures and humidity throughout the entire year. The best time of year to visit depends on what you’re hoping to see and do while there.  

Temperatures are consistent throughout the year, hovering between 26˚C and 28˚C. However the rainfall does vary. December to March can see between 20 and 27 days of rain, with January being the wettest month. However, April to September is a a lot better. June and July are the best two months of the year with an average of 4 days a month of rainfall. There are very definite seasons.

Dry Season: April to October - less rain, cooler breezes

Wet Season: November to March - more rain, hotter, more quiet

BALI rainfall per month
BALI average rainfall

Bali Dry Season and Rainy Season

Dry Season in Bali  - April to October

The dry season in Bali has more comforatble daily temperatures ranging between 27-32°C. This is predominantly when the tourists want to holiday in Bali, because it is predictably sunny and dry. The humidity is also fairly low and less clammy, providing cooler evenings from the fresh breeze.

The beaches are a haven of activity from watersports, to sunbathing, walking and relaxing. They are also kept cleaner. It is no secret that during the rainy season, debris is flushed down the roadside drains and into the ocean, before the waves disgourge the rubbish back onto the beaches. The dry season keeps the litter away and this makes for a much more enjoyable holiday. Blue skies, warm tempeatures, bustling markets and shopping districts. 

Wet Season in Bali  - November to March

The wet season in Bali is as it states: wetter! This is when Bali receives the majority of its rainfall. Daily temperatures fluctuate between 24-29°C and the air feels a lot more humid. Rain spells can be quite intense but thankfully they rarely last all day. They tend to be more intemittent, spanning a few hours during the day or sometimes at night too. Either way, this is the time of year when Bali comes alive. It is more verdant and green, especially the rice paddies and jungle forestation where mist tends to cling to the canopies in a soft haze. 

The Cooler Highlands and Mountains of Bali

Bali attracts a lot of beach-going holiday makers, but in the central parts of the island, people are drawn to the peace and tranquility surrounding the mountains and volcanoes. As you climb up nearly 600-900 metres from the coast line, the altitude has a cooling and comforting affect. Temperatures dip a few degrees and the humidity ebbs.  Clouds rise to clear the mountains and volcanoes. Night time can bring a significant drop in temperature. Yet the thriving communities of Ubud, Batukara and Sideman never fail to draw their tourists seeking serenity, spritual enlightenment and an escape from the urban throes.  

Top Bali Holiday Destinations & Hot Spots

  • Canggu
  • Jimbaran Bay
  • Kuta
  • Legian
  • Nusa Dua
  • Sanur
  • Seminyak
  • Tanalot
  • Ubud
  • Uluwatu

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