When to go to Bali?

Bali’s climate is tropical. Bali weather in May, June, July, August, September and October during the dry season which extends from April to October.
December, January and February as this is the rainy season, but the Bali weather is still very warm.

First of all, before leaving, you have to know when to go to Bali! The idea is not only to detail the climate of Bali month by month but rather to explain to you what are the best times to go there.

The island is located near the equator, in the heart of Indonesia and next to Java. So the climate of Bali is a tropical climate. This means that the temperatures are always very hot throughout the year (with an average temperature of 27°C (80°F), and that there are periods of heavy rain.

Bali weather with two seasons climate

Bali has a tropical type climate with two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The ideal time to visit Bali runs from May to October, corresponding to the dry season with an average temperature of around 26 °C (78.8 °F), ideal temperature to enjoy the beaches and discover the temples and archaeological sites.

Located near the Equator, Bali is subject to a hot and humid climate all year round with two distinct seasons.

Rainy and dry season

– The hot season or rainy season which goes from December to March. During this season, the month of January is the rainiest.
– The cool season or dry season goes from May to October with July being the driest and coolest month. Note that during this season it can also rain, but the rains are short-lived and usually occur in the late afternoon.

Average temperatures

In terms of temperatures, even if we talk about hot season and cool season, temperatures are very constant throughout the year. They vary between 23° and 32°C (73.4 °C to 89.6 °F), so ideal for discovering the country and enjoying the sumptuous beaches around Seminyak and Nusa Dua.

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Note that in the central mountains, the temperatures are a little cooler, ranging from 20°C to 25°C (68 °F to 77 °F), great for nature lovers and hikers ready to attack the Gunung Agung volcano. In Bali, a little advice, it is better to get up early to fully enjoy the day, because the sun rises around 6 a.m. and sets abruptly around 6 p.m. and this throughout the year.

Bali weather by month in Celcius and Fahrenheit

Bali weather – Average temperatures
Month Min (°C) Max (°C) Averge (°C)
January 25 31 27,8
February 25 31 27,9
March 25 31 27,9
April 25 31 28
May 24 31 27,6
June 24 30 27
July 24 29 26,5
August 23 29 26,4
September 24 30 26,8
October 24 31 27,7
November 25 32 28,3
December 25 31 28
YEARLY 24,4 30,6 27,45

We recommend the months of May to October for your trip to Bali. If you can, avoid the months of July and August to avoid more tourists and benefit from cheaper hotel rates.

Bali weather in Fahrenheit
Bali weather – Average temperatures
Month Min (°F) Max (°F) Averge (°F)
January 77 87.8  82.4
February 77 87.8  82.4
March 77 87.8  82.4
April 77 87.8  82.4
May 75.2 87.8  81.5
June 75.2 86  80.6
July 75.2 84.2  79.7
August 73.4 84.2  78.8
September 75.2 86  80.6
October 75.2 87.8  81.5
November 77 89.6  83.3
December 77 87.8  82.4
YEARLY 75.95 87.05  81.5
Swimming in Bali, Sea temperature

To swim in Bali, no questions to ask: the water is warm all year round, between 27°C and 29°C (80.6 °F to 84.2 °F).

Bali – The Sea temperature
Month Celsius (°C) Fahrenheit (°F)
January 29 85
February 29 84
March 29.5 85
April 29.5 85
May 29 84
June 28 83
July 27 81
August 27 80
September 27 81
October 28 83
November 29.5 85
December 29.5 85
Year 28.5 83.3

Arrival at Bali airport

You know when to go to Bali, but do you know where you will land? If this is your first time traveling to Bali, be aware that the airport is not located in the city of Denpasar. Many peopole confused for the sirst time, that’s why we mention it. The airport is actually called Ngurah Rai and is located on the south west coast of the island (south of Kuta).

When you leave the airport, you will be surprised to see dozens of Balinese jumping on you to offer you a taxi! Don’t be offended and just say no with a smile, they will understand and go see another tourist! It’s quite boring! when you have to negotiate for several minutes because we know (WE KNOW) that we are being scammed from the start and that they triple their prices! Then we have two solutions for you:

We have a feeling that you are ready to go there! It’s not that complicated to get organized and know when to go to Bali!


Sources: CleverlySmart PinterPandai, Holiday Weather, Climate Data

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Photo description: Kelingking Beach (Nusa Penida)