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Bali Weather & Seasons

The climate in Bali, Indonesia is tropical, characterized by high temperatures and high humidity throughout the year. Bali is located near the equator (nearly 8 degrees south) and has two distinct seasons: the dry season, which runs from April to October and the wet season, which runs from November to March. 

The best time to visit would be during the dry season if you want to enjoy sunny and dry weather, but the island is a popular destination year-round and offer many activities to do even in the rainy season.

Best Time to Travel to Bali

When is the best time to visit Bali?

The best time to visit Bali depends mainly on 2 factors: the WEATHER (sunshine, rainfall, temperatures, sea conditions), and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS or public holidays (which has an impact on prices for accommodation, airfares & flight tickets, and whether Bali is crowded or not).

Travel during MID-Season – if you can

Mid-Season: For many reasons, the very best time to come to Bali are the months of May, June & September – while April & October are still good

Advantages to travel during mid-season to  Bali

It’s just before or after high Season, still dry season, it’s slightly less humid, and room prices and villa rentals can be 30-50% cheaper than during high season. Many shops offer sales and promotions, restaurants are less crowded in those mid-season months, and in general, Bali is a bit more relaxed. October is not too bad either, still much less rain than November (usually – check the rainfall chart).

  • Room prices for these months 30-50% off high season rates
  • Weather is still dry and less humid
  • Not too crowded, everything is more relaxed, traffic not too crazy in the tourist areas
  • Sea conditions excellent
  • Airfares still reasonable
  • Sales & Promotions in Shops & Restaurants

When is High / Peak Season in Bali?

These are Bali’s busiest times: The months of July and August, Easter, Christmas & New Year, Chinese New Year. 

Some visitors love it when it’s busy, when the streets are buzzing and could not imagine a holiday otherwise. If you like it quiet and more serene, then Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, and Canggu during high season might not be your first and best choice.

Dry and Rainy Season in Bali

Dry Season in Bali

April to October

Less Rain – Cooler Breezes

During the dry season, temperatures typically range between 80-90°F (27-32°C) and humidity is relatively low, while there is often a nice and cool breeze which is very pleasant. This is the most popular time for tourists to visit Bali, as the weather is sunny and dry with little chance of rain. Temperatures are pretty steady all year round but during dry season, the evenings can be pleasantly fresh with a cool breeze.

During Bali’s dry season, beaches are generally clean, and Bali shows its pretty side. One can still expect occasional rainfall. If you have a choice, then yes, better to avoid the traditionally rainy months to minimize the risk of bad weather and come to Bali during dry season.

It is in general the warmest time of the year, but the lower humidity makes it more comfortable than the rainy season. The skies are usually clear and sunny, making it ideal for outdoor activities such as swimming, sunbathing, water sports, trekking, and beach parties.


Rainy Season in Bali

November to March

More rain, hotter, much more quiet

During the rainy season, Bali experiences more rainfall and higher humidity than during the dry season. The temperatures during this time of the year are still warm, typically ranging from 75-85°F (24-29°C). The island receives most of its annual rainfall during this time, and it can be quite heavy at times, but usually, it does not rain all day, usually, there are short spells of rain that might last a couple of hours in the afternoon and during nights.

It’s still possible to enjoy many outdoor activities during this time of the year. The island’s lush tropical landscape is especially beautiful during the rainy season, with the vibrant green rice terraces and the jungle covered in mist. However, during rainy season Bali the beaches and sea in the south of Bali (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu) can be quite dirty due to debris and trash washed onto the shore – during December, January and February particularly. That’s not a pretty sight!

The Cooler Highlands and Mountains of Bali

Central Bali, Volcanos and the Mountains

Bali’s central mountain area is typically cooler and get more rain than the lower coastal areas. Especially at night, temperatures can drop significantly in the highlands near the volcanoes.

The popular regions of UBUD, SIDEMEN and BATUKARU are situated at an altitude of around 600-900 meters (1,970-2,950 feet) above sea level. This altitude results in a cooler and more comfortable climate than the coastal areas of Bali, which can be quite hot and humid. The temperature in Ubud for example is typically around 75-85°F (24-29°C) throughout the year, which is cooler than the coast (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Denpasar, Sanur, Bukit Peninsula, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Nusa Dua etc).

All of the volcanoes in Bali and Lombok are considered sacred by the local people, and they are often the sites of religious ceremonies and offerings. They are also popular tourist destinations and offer beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes. Visitors should be aware that all of these volcanoes are active and that there may be restrictions on access during times of increased volcanic activity.

Mountains & Volcanos in Bali

Bali Climate Facts

Climate Chart Bali

Have a look at the climate table, which should give you a good idea about temperatures during the day and the expected rainfall during dry season and rainy season. Check our area map to see if your holiday area is located at the coast, or in highlands near volcanoes, or somewhere else.

Bali Climate Chart

Rainfall in Bali

Bali Rainfall Chart days per month
Bali Rainfall Chart cm per month

Monthly Weather Statistics for Bali

General Weather Conditions in Bali per month
Months max. Temp. Rain days Rainfall Season
Bali weather January 26°C 78°F 27 34.5 cm Rainy Season
Bali weather February 26°C 78°F 22 27.4 cm Rainy Season
Bali weather March 26.5°C 79°F 20 23.4 cm Changing Season
Bali weather April 27°C 80°F 9 8.8 cm Dry season
Bali weather May 28°C 82°F 8 9.3 cm Dry season
Bali weather June 26.5°C 79°F 6 5.3 cm Dry season
Bali weather July 26.5°C 79°F 4 5.5 cm Dry season
Bali weather August 26.5°C 79°F 4 2.5 cm Dry season
Bali weather September 26.5°C 79°F 8 4.7 cm Dry season
Bali weather October 27°C 80°F 12 6.3 cm Changing Season
Bali weather November 27°C 80°F 17 17.9 cm Rainy Season
Bali weather December 26.5°C 79°F 22 27.6 cm Rainy Season

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