When is the best time to go to Sulawesi (Celebes)?

When is the best time to go to Sulawesi (Celebes)? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is at least tolerable on the island of Sulawesi throughout the year
  • The best month to go to Makassar regarding the weather is August
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Makassar
  • January is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Sengkang and Mamuju, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Bitung

For information about the climate and the weather city by city on the island of Sulawesi for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 77°F to 86°F
71%
February 77°F to 86°F
71%
March 77°F to 86°F
74%
April 77°F to 88°F
80%
May 79°F to 88°F
76%
June 79°F to 86°F
68%
July 79°F to 86°F
58%
August 77°F to 86°F
44%
September 77°F to 88°F
44%
October 77°F to 90°F
53%
November 77°F to 90°F
74%
December 77°F to 86°F
77%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Sulawesi by cities

Makassar

Best time to go to Makassar

The best time to go to Makassar is august.

Bitung

Best time to go to Bitung

The best months to go to Bitung je %MONTH% are june, july, august, september and october.

Kendari

Best time to go to Kendari

The best months to go to Kendari je %MONTH% are september and october.

Manado

Best time to go to Manado

The best months to go to Manado je %MONTH% are august, september and october.

Palu

Best time to go to Palu

The best months to go to Palu je %MONTH% are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Tomohon

Best time to go to Tomohon

The best months to go to Tomohon je %MONTH% are august, september and october.


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Temperatures and rainfall on the island of Sulawesi

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Sulawesi and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Makassar, Bitung, Kendari, Manado and Palu, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go on the island of Sulawesi?

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.
Makassar88°F90°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F94°F95°F94°F90°F
Bitung88°F86°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F
Kendari90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F85°F85°F85°F88°F92°F92°F92°F
Manado86°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F
Palu88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F
Tomohon86°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F
Ampana86°F86°F86°F86°F88°F86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F
Bunaken Island86°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F
Buton90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F90°F90°F90°F
Lembeh88°F86°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F
Luwuk88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F
Mamasa88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F
Palopo90°F90°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F86°F88°F90°F90°F88°F
Parepare90°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F90°F90°F92°F94°F94°F92°F
Polewali88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F
Sangihe Islands86°F86°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F
Selayar88°F90°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F94°F95°F94°F90°F
Sengkang92°F94°F92°F92°F90°F88°F86°F88°F92°F94°F95°F94°F
Togian Islands88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F
Tondano86°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F

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Is this weather information for Sulawesi reliable?

Climate data for Sulawesi has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Sulawesi allows us to determine the average for each month in Makassar, Bitung, Kendari, Manado, Palu, Tomohon, Ampana, Bunaken Island, and 17 other cities.

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

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