Best time to visit Bali

The best time to visit Bali for a beach holiday is from June through September, when the weather is usually hot, sunny and mainly dry with refreshing sea breezes.

However, anytime from May to October is good for a range of outdoor activities.

Bali weather

Lying just south of the equator, Bali experiences a hot year-round tropical climate with a relatively dry season from April to October, and a rainy season from November to March.

Temperatures average 27°C (80°F) in the coastal areas and in the hills around Ubud, and around 22°C (71°F) in the central volcanic region around Kintamani.

June to September sees a slight drop in temperature with refreshing sea breezes.

What is the best month to visit Bali?
June through September are the best months to visit Bali – the climate is perfect with warm, sunny weather and little to no rainfall. August is considered the best month, since it is the driest month of the year.

However, both July and August – Bali's peak tourist season – come with crowds and high prices.

May and October are also good months to consider, since they fall outside the high season.

What is the worst month to visit Bali?
The wet season from November through March is the worst time to visit Bali if you want to avoid heavy and persistent rainfall.

Which is the hottest month in Bali?
The hottest month in Bali is normally November, with an average high daytime temperature of 31°C (87°F), with high heat and humidity and a low of 25°C (77°F).

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually climbs to around 33°C (91°F).

The hot season lasts from mid-October to mid-December, with an average daily high temperature above 31°C (88°F).

What is the humidity in Bali?
Perceived relative humidity in Bali does not vary significantly throughout the year, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at 78% – 82% over the course of the year.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Bali?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature.

The average annual dew point in Bali is 24°C (75°F), and varies over the course of the year from humid at 22°C (59°F) to uncomfortablely muggy at 25°C (77°F).   

Typically, it's humid all year round – every day feels humid or muggy.

Which is the coldest month in Bali?
The coldest month of the year in Bali is August, with an average temperature of 29°C (84°F), with a low of 24°C (75°F) on the coast.

The cooler season lasts from late-June to early-September, with an average daily high temperature below 30°C (86°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Bali?
The sunniest time of year in Bali is usually June and July with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day in each month; that's on average 86% of daylight hours.

When is the sea warmest in Bali?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Bali in February when the water temperature reaches 29°C (84°F), which is very pleasant for swimming.

The sea in Bali is warm enough to swim throughout the year in Bali.

You can expect warmer water from mid-November to early-May, with an average temperature above 28°C (82°F).

The time of year with cooler water lasts from mid-July through September, with an average temperature of 27°C (80°F).

Which month has the most rain in Bali?
January is usually the wettest month in Bali with 202mm (8in) on average, distributed across 18 days.

The wet season lasts from mid-November to late-March, with a greater than 33% chance of any given day being a wet day. You can expect very hot and humid weather with daily torrential downpours – the heaviest rainfalls are in January.

The dry season lasts from late-March to mid-November. The month with the least rainfall in Bali is August, with an average of two days with 7mm (≤1in) of rainfall.

Which is the windiest month in Bali?
The windiest month of the year in Bali is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (10 mph; 8.6 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from early-May through to mid-October, with average wind speeds of more than 13 kilometres per hour (8 mph; 7 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from mid-October through to April. The calmest month of the year in Bali is March, with an average hourly wind speed of around 10 kilometres per hour (6 mph; 5 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction varies throughout the year in Bali.

Bali Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
31 31 31 31 30 30 29 29 30 31 32 31
Average low temperature (°C)
25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 25 25
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
6 6 7 8 9 10 10 10 9 9 7 7
Average daily daylight (hrs)
13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13
Comfort level – heat
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Average dew point temperature (°C)
24 24 24 25 24 23 22 22 23 24 24 24
Average relative humidity (%)
82 81 81 81 80 79 78 78 79 80 81 81
UV Index (max)
11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 9 10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
18 16 12 8 5 4 3 2 3 5 10 15
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
202 164 115 71 47 27 21 7 18 32 81 160
Average wind speed (km/h)
11 11 10 11 14 15 16 16 15 13 11 11
Average sea temperature (°C)
29 29 29 29 29 28 27 27 27 28 29 29
Denpasar, Bali

Holiday Seasons

Peak season: July through August – the driest month of the year; and from mid-December to early-January to coincide with the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Peak season bustles with an overload of tourists – accommodation is nearly double the usual rates, restaurants are packed, shopkeepers drive hard bargains and the roads are heavily congested.

High season: Chinese New Year, Easter week and the first two weeks of September. Accommodation is difficult to find and almost as expensive as peak season.

Shoulder seasons: April through June (excluding high season holidays); and September to October. You can find good deals on accommodations and dinner reservations are more easily booked. Accommodation is easier to find and there are fewer crowds at Bali's major attractions.

Low season: the off-peak months of November, February and March offer the best rates for hotels, resorts and flights.

Bali weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Bali is based on weather statistics gathered for the 10-year period 2012 to 2021 from the closest weather station: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), located close to the capital, Denpasar, and about 3km (2mi) south of Kuta Beach.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

Latest update: Best time to visit Bali: 12 July, 2024

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