Weather & Climate

Bali’s Weather & Climate

Bali is located in the tropics, about 6 degrees south of the equator. It means that the sun rises at 6am and sets at 6pm most of the year. The temperature variation is very small, and Bali does not have four seasons but has only a dry season from March to September and a wet season, typically from October to February, But the difference is marginal; at the peak of the wet season you will see about a half-hour to an hour serious downpour in the afternoon, perfect for a siesta. The rest of the day can be nice, warm temperatures, especially with a sea breeze near the beaches of Seminyak and Nusa Dua. Here are the average temperatures throughout the year.

MONTH TEMP RANGE (C / F) HUMIDITY
January 17 / 62 – 30 / 86 75%
February 17 / 62 – 29 / 84 75%
March 17 / 62 – 29 / 84 70%
April 17 / 62 – 31 / 88 65%
May 18 / 65 – 31 / 88 65%
June 19 / 67 – 31 / 88 60%
July 21 / 70 – 31 / 88 55%
August 22 / 71 – 32 / 90 55%
September 21 / 70 – 32 / 90 60%
October 20 / 68 – 32 / 90 65%
November 19 / 66 – 31 / 88 65%
December 18 / 64 – 31 / 88 70%

Climate

As Bali is located just south of the equator and has a tropical climate, conditions are hot and humid all year round. The average temperature is around 32°C or 85°F, although it can get considerably cooler in the more mountainous regions, where it can reach as low as 10°C during the early hours of the morning. The island only has two seasons, wet and dry. The wet season is normally from November to April, the dry season from May to October. The dry season is categorized by a constant breeze blowing over the island, referred to during earlier centuries as the trade winds. During the rainy season, while there might be days when the rain never stops, for the most part showers are limited to an hour or two during the morning or afternoon, with the rest of the day being cloudy or sunny.