When is the best time to go to East Timor?

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

  • In Timor-Leste, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Dili are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Dili
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February, March and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Baucau and Viqueque, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Dili

Annual weather in Timor-Leste

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Timor-Leste for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 77°F to 85°F
12 to 23 days*
February 77°F to 85°F
14 to 21 days*
March 77°F to 86°F
13 to 19 days*
April 76°F to 86°F
6 to 13 days*
May 76°F to 86°F
6 to 9 days*
June 74°F to 85°F
1 to 4 days*
July 74°F to 83°F
2 to 3 days*
August 74°F to 85°F
0 to 1 days*
September 74°F to 86°F
1 to 2 days*
October 76°F to 90°F
2 to 6 days*
November 77°F to 90°F
5 to 10 days*
December 77°F to 86°F
15 to 21 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Timor-Leste by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Timor-Leste

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Timor-Leste and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Dili, Baucau, Ermera, Liquiçá and Pante Makasar (Oecussi), as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Timor-Leste

Find out when Timor-Leste 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 Timor-Leste

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

  • High season in Timor-Leste: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Timor-Leste month by month

Average price for flights to East Timor

A return flight between London and Dili is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 1509 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 1074 more for your airline ticket to Dili if you go in august.

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Where to go in Timor-Leste?

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.
Pante Makasar (Oecussi)85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F83°F85°F85°F86°F86°F86°F


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

very bad weather

About Timor-Leste

What can I do in Timor-Leste?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Timor-Leste reliable?

Climate data for Timor-Leste has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Timor-Leste allows us to determine the average for each month in Dili, Baucau, Ermera, Liquiçá, Pante Makasar (Oecussi), Suai and Viqueque.

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

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