When is the best time to go to Sumbawa?

When is the best time to go to Sumbawa? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • On the island of Sumbawa, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Sumbawa Besar are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Sumbawa Besar
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Sumbawa Besar, Taliwang, Pekat, Pulau Bungin, Karangtengah, Padasuka and Parang, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Sumbawa Besar

Annual weather on the island of Sumbawa

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

January 79°F to 88°F
15 to 28 days*
February 77°F to 88°F
14 to 24 days*
March 77°F to 88°F
12 to 25 days*
April 79°F to 88°F
8 to 17 days*
May 79°F to 88°F
5 to 12 days*
June 77°F to 88°F
2 to 5 days*
July 76°F to 86°F
1 to 2 days*
August 76°F to 88°F
0 to 1 days*
September 77°F to 92°F
1 to 3 days*
October 79°F to 94°F
2 to 7 days*
November 81°F to 92°F
5 to 16 days*
December 79°F to 90°F
14 to 25 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Sumbawa by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall on the island of Sumbawa

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Sumbawa and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Sumbawa Besar, Bima, Taliwang, Dompu and Kore, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons on the island of Sumbawa

Find out when Sumbawa 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 on the island of Sumbawa

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

  • High season on the island of Sumbawa: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Sumbawa month by month

Where to go on the island of Sumbawa?

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.
Sumbawa Besar88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F88°F92°F94°F92°F90°F
Pulau Bungin88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F88°F92°F94°F92°F90°F


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

very bad weather

About Sumbawa

What can I do on the island of Sumbawa?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Sumbawa reliable?

Climate data for Sumbawa has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Sumbawa allows us to determine the average for each month in Sumbawa Besar, Bima, Taliwang, Dompu, Kore, Parado, Pekat, Pulau Bungin, and 3 other cities.

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

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