When is the best time to go to Bali?

Throughout the year, you can expect pleasant temperatures in Bali. They generally range between 24 and 34°C (94°F) during the day. However, the ideal season to visit this Indonesian island is between the months of May to October, during the dry season. It is the best time to go to Bali to enjoy the beaches, diving, or surfing. The sun will be shining.

More specifically, it is recommended to travel to Bali from June to September. Indeed, the climate during this period is ideal. Precipitation is rare, temperatures are mild, and travelers will appreciate the cooler evenings.

On the other hand, if possible, it is advisable to avoid the months of July-August when tourist traffic is high and prices are on the rise.

From November to April, it is the rainy season. There are heavy showers and high humidity. This period also coincides with the hot season. Thus, the atmosphere can be challenging. However, there are still some beautiful sunny days.

Moreover, while it is not uncommon to have continuous rains between December and February, most showers occur in the late afternoon. So, if you are wondering when to go to Bali, know that it is still possible to plan your trip during this period, especially in November, March, or April.

Finally, as the year lasts 210 days according to the Pawukon calendar, the dates of traditional Balinese festivals (Odalan, Galungan, etc.) change regularly. However, as religious celebrations are very numerous daily on the island, you will certainly be able to attend them during your stay in Bali. This is regardless of the date of your trip.

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Central of Bali
Ubud, Tabanan, Bangli...

June, July, August, September and October
81°F to 86°F°C
1 to 9 days
81°F to 83°F
February, March, April, May, November and December
85°F to 86°F°C
7 to 20 days
85°F to 86°F
85°F to 86°F°C
18 to 21 days

East of Bali
Amed, Padangbai, Mount Agung...

June, July, August, September and October
83°F to 86°F°C
3 to 8 days
81°F to 85°F
January, February, March, April, May, November and December
85°F to 86°F°C
13 to 20 days
85°F to 86°F

North of Bali
Munduk, Lovina Beach, Tejakula...

June, July, August, September and October
83°F to 86°F°C
1 to 4 days
81°F to 85°F
April, May and November
85°F to 86°F°C
7 to 11 days
85°F to 86°F
January, February, March and December
15 to 18 days
85°F to 86°F

Nusa Penida
Nusa Lembongan, Tanglad...

June, July, August, September and October
83°F to 86°F°C
3 to 8 days
81°F to 83°F
January, February, March, April, May, November and December
85°F to 86°F°C
13 to 20 days
85°F to 86°F

South of Bali
Denpasar, Kuta, Nusa Dua...

April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
81°F to 86°F°C
2 to 12 days
81°F to 86°F
January, February, March and December
13 to 19 days
85°F to 86°F

West of Bali
Negara, Gilimanuk, Bali Barat National Park...

July, August and September
83°F to 86°F°C
1 to 3 days
81°F to 83°F
May, June and October
85°F to 88°F°C
3 to 10 days
83°F to 85°F
April and November
86°F to 88°F°C
8 to 16 days
85°F to 86°F
January, February, March and December
86°F to 88°F°C
11 to 26 days
85°F to 86°F

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Climate and Weather in Bali

Small island belonging to Indonesia, Bali is located between Jakarta and Lombok, not far from Malaysia or the Philippines.

This island, close to the Equator, has a tropical climate where there are only two seasons:

  • the dry season from May to October
  • the rainy season, also known as monsoon, from November to April.

Thanks to its pleasant temperatures throughout the year, the climate in Bali is considered ideal for both travelers and residents. This is one of the reasons why more and more Europeans are choosing to discover this island or even settle there. The mercury stays between 24 and 34°C (94°F) all year round and sunny days are very frequent. However, one should be cautious of the sun in Bali, as even when the sky is overcast, it is possible to get sunburned quickly.

Lastly, the weather in Bali is always perfect for swimming. The water temperature ranges between 26 and 30°C (86°F) throughout the year.

Bali: La vallée luxuriante de Sidemen

Climate in Bali during the dry season

In Bali, the dry season occurs from May to October. It is characterized by temperatures ranging between 24 and 32°C (90°F) during the day, significant sunshine, and a relatively dry climate. This season is also known as the cool season. Indeed, temperatures tend to drop in the evening.

If you travel to Bali during this period, you can enjoy the landscapes, beaches, and numerous temples. However, as Bali has a tropical climate, it is important to note that showers are not uncommon during this season, especially in the late afternoon and at night. Fortunately, nothing that could really spoil your stay.

The coolest month in Bali is also the driest month: it is the month of August. On average, it rains 9 days during the month, with a temperature of around 26°C (79°F) .

If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy favorable weather conditions, the months of June, September, and October will be excellent choices to plan your trip.

Climate in Bali during the wet season

The wet season in Bali occurs between the months of November and April. This period corresponds to the rainy season, associated with the monsoon phenomenon. There are notably 25 days of rain and 245 mm of precipitation during the months of December and January. However, traveling during this period is possible with proper waterproof clothing and a preference for cultural visits over beach activities.

Generally, rain falls in the form of showers that mostly occur at night. However, during the wet season, it is possible for showers or even storms to happen during the day, and rain may persist for several days. If choosing, it is better to opt for a stay in March rather than January, as rains are usually less frequent.

This season also coincides with the hot season: temperatures often exceed 30°C (86°F) between November and April. Moreover, humidity levels are generally above 80%, making the atmosphere heavy and sometimes difficult to bear.

Finally, from January to April, it is possible for tropical cyclones to pass close to Bali. Even if the island is not directly affected, these events can bring strong winds and heavy rains for a few days.

Climate Differences in Bali

The climate on the island of Bali is influenced by its location in a hot and humid region. Winds and the presence of mountains also determine the arrival of rains.

In Indonesia, there is a southwest monsoon from June to September and a northeast monsoon from November to the end of March. It is this latter that exposes Bali to the rainy season. However, the wet season may shift in time, starting in October and ending in April depending on the year.

Moreover, it is important to know that some areas of the island are rainier than others. This is particularly the case for inland areas, highlands, and the north coast. The southern part (Denpasar, Kuta...) is the least rainy but also the most touristic.

Furthermore, the northern part of the island is crossed by a volcanic chain, including the famous volcano, Mount Agung, which is still active. In this mountainous region, the weather is often cooler.

The hours of daylight are almost the same in Bali, from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. approximately throughout the year. This is due to the island's proximity to the Equator. Therefore, it is better to wake up early to make the most of your trip to Bali.

Ultimately, depending on what you are looking for, Bali is a pleasant island to discover in any season. You can also combine your stay with a visit to another Indonesian island. Indeed, not far away, the islands of Lombok and Java have a similar climate.

Temperatures and rainfall in Bali

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Bali and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Denpasar, Amed, Ubud, Bali Barat National Park and Bangli, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Bali

Find out when Bali has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Bali

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, November and December. The number of visitors to Bali is high in: July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Bali: January, February, March and April.
  • Low season in Bali: May, June, November and December.
  • High season in Bali: July, September and October.
  • Peak season in Bali: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Bali month by month

Where to go in Bali?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Bali Barat National Park86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F
Lovina Beach85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F85°F
Mount Agung86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F86°F
Nusa Dua86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F83°F81°F83°F85°F86°F86°F
Nusa Lembongan86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F86°F
Balian Beach (Tabanan)85°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F85°F86°F86°F85°F


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Is this weather information for Bali reliable?

Climate data for Bali has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Bali allows us to determine the average for each month in Denpasar, Amed, Ubud, Bali Barat National Park, Bangli, Gilimanuk, Kuta, Lovina Beach, and 35 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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