Data on the average annual weather in Bali
monthly average maximum and minimum temperature. As you can see, the most comfortable temperature in Bali is in June to September.
When is the best time to go to Bali? When is the best time to vacation in Bali?
In December - February, the rainy season begins. In different years, it can vary in intensity and timing. During the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily mean that it rains all day and every day. However, there is regular cloud cover, and the sun is not as intense. Due to the humidity, you might sweat a lot. The higher the location on Bali, the more humid it tends to be, and there's a higher chance of rain.
For example, Ubud gets more rain compared to Nusa Dua or Canggu.
During this time, many Europeans, as well as Russians, travel to Bali. Generally, the rainy season is considered the low season in Bali except for the period that includes Christmas and New Year (peak season) and Chinese New Year (high season).
In June - August, the dry season occurs. It can also vary and be less predictable. The sky is usually clear with very few clouds. It's windier during this season, and evenings can be quite cool. Even in the dry season, there can be occasional rain in the higher mountainous areas of Bali.
Between the dry and rainy seasons, there is a transitional period. It can include both dry and rainy days.
Here's a breakdown of Bali's weather by month:
Weather in Bali in January:
- January is the rainiest month in Bali.
- Rain can persist for several days, especially at the beginning of January.
- There's a high chance of stormy winds.
- Despite high temperatures, the frequent cloud cover and rain make the heat less noticeable.
- The ocean is very warm.
- Many tourists visit Bali in January.
- Western beaches may have dirty and turbulent waters.
- Surfing is mostly done at surf spots on the eastern side of Bali.
Weather in Bali in February:
- Rainfall decreases compared to January, but temperatures remain high.
- Weather in February can be somewhat unpredictable.
- Western beaches may still have dirty water at times.
Weather in Bali in March:
- Rain becomes less frequent and usually occurs at night.
- It becomes even hotter, and days without air conditioning can be challenging.
- The ocean remains very warm.
- March is one of the hottest months on Bali.
- Central areas of the island (e.g., Ubud) tend to have more rainfall than the south.
- Nyepi, the Balinese New Year, falls in March.
Weather in Bali in April:
- Rainfall continues to decrease, and strong winds become less common.
- It remains very hot.
Weather in Bali in May:
- May is relatively dry but still quite hot.
- Occasional rains happen about once or twice a week.
- Toward the end of the month, the ocean temperature starts to cool down.
Weather in Bali in June:
- Very dry with minimal rainfall.
- It starts to become cooler, especially in the evenings.
- The ocean has moderate temperatures.
Weather in Bali in July:
- July is probably the most comfortable month weather-wise in Bali.
- It's not too hot during the day, and evenings are pleasant.
- Rain is very unlikely during the entire month.
- The ocean temperature is relatively cool, but it's suitable for swimming.
Weather in Bali in August:
- August is much like July in terms of weather.
- It's dry, cool, and comfortable.
- Rain is rare.
- Surfing conditions are good.
- Indonesian Independence Day is celebrated on August 17th.
Weather in Bali in September:
- The occasional rain begins to return in September.
- It remains quite comfortable overall.
- The ocean is warm.
- It's still a good time to visit Bali.
Weather in Bali in October:
- Occasional rains become slightly more frequent.
- It gets hotter, with occasional cloudy days.
- The ocean is comfortably warm.
- It's still a good time to visit Bali.
Weather in Bali in November:
- November marks the start of the rainy season.
- Rainfall is more common but often happens at night or in short bursts.
- The ocean is warm and good for swimming.
- It's a pleasant time to visit.
Weather in Bali in December:
- Rain becomes more frequent.
- It's still quite hot during the day.
- The ocean and rain are very warm.
- Occasional strong winds may occur.
- More Russian tourists visit Bali.
- Surfing is often done on the east coast.
Keep in mind that while the weather patterns tend to follow this general trend, there can be variations from year to year. It's always a good idea to check the local weather forecast closer to your travel dates for the most accurate information.