Indonesia weather

If you are planning to go to Indonesia, then do make sure to keep the weather in mind while traveling trough this beautiful destination. Indonesia, known for its balmy breezes, sun-kissed beaches and serene sea is an ideal place to get away from the daily hustle bustle of the city life. However, to take the full advantage of your Indonesian tour, you are always advised to do some beforehand research, take for instance about its weather.

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General Indonesia Weather

Owing to its proximity to the equator, Indonesia enjoys a tropical climate. There are mainly two seasons that are experienced here which include a dry season and a wet season. The dry season lasts between May and October, while the wet season lasts through November to April. Owing to its location near the seacoast, generally the temperature here is humid and hot.  Due to the presence of mountains, it is also prone to high rainfall almost round the year

Best Time to Visit Indonesia

Though one, who intends to go for a tour to Indonesia, can visit this country anytime round the year, yet the best time to do so is during the dry season. The dry season or the best time to visit Indonesia is between May and October. This is the time of the year, when the weather in Indonesia is neither too hot nor too cold. Apart from the weather, this time is also good for people who want to be a part of the local festivals of Indonesia.

Western Indonesia Weather

The best time to visit western Indonesia places is between June and September. Enjoy exploring western Indonesian places like Jakarta, Sumatra, Java and Central Kalimantan during a season which sees a lower rainfall. This whole region comprises of elevated land and therefore it is the wettest region of Indonesia.

Central Indonesia Weather

Central Indonesian places like Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi, East Timor and East & South Kalimantan can be best explored between April and September when there is light rainfall. The weather here is usually cloudy and pleasant owing to its vicinity to mountains.

Eastern Indonesia Weather

If you plan to explore Eastern Indonesian places like Iryan Jaya and Maluka, the best time to visit these places is during the dry season with low rainfall. The dry seasons, as mentioned earlier lasts thorough May to October and with temperature hovering in the vicinity of 23 to 28 degree Celsius.  However these places make for an exciting itinerary in the wet season in case you like to explore the place in the thick of things and are interested in understanding natural flora and fauna.

Recommended Clothing

After getting yourself updated with the weather conditions of Indonesia, the next thing you ought to know is what to wear in this seaside destination. While touring Indonesia make sure to carry lightweight cotton clothing, as you can wear it while visiting this destination anytime round the year. Since, there are always chances for a rainfall in Indonesia, also carry a rainwear especially during the humid southwestern monsoon months. For evenings and nights, bring along some warmer clothes to remain cozy and comfortable.

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