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What is the weather in Indonesia like?

All you need to know about the weather in Indonesia

Weather in Indonesia

Indonesia offers diverse weather conditions that cater to every traveler's needs.

With its tropical climate, Indonesia experiences two main seasons: the wet season from November to March and the dry season from April to October. The dry season is the most popular time for diving, offering calm seas and excellent visibility, often exceeding 30 meters (98 feet). During this period, water temperatures are comfortably warm, ranging from 27°C (81°F) to 30°C (86°F), perfect for divers and snorkelers alike.

Indonesia's wet season, while featuring more rainfall, still offers warm temperatures, averaging between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82°F). Rain typically falls in short, heavy bursts, allowing for plenty of sunny intervals. This season can be a great time to visit if you prefer fewer crowds and lush, green landscapes.

Marine life in Indonesia is abundant year-round. The dry season provides the best conditions for spotting manta rays, sharks, and vibrant coral reefs. The nutrient-rich waters during the wet season attract diverse marine species, making it a fantastic time for underwater photography.

When planning your trip, consider the high season from July to August and December to January, when tourist numbers peak. Booking liveaboards well in advance is advised during these times to secure your spot.

Whether you seek thrilling dives or serene beach days, Indonesia's varied weather ensures an unforgettable experience any time of the year. Let us help you plan the perfect liveaboard adventure tailored to your preferences.

Wet Season (Nov-March)

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The wet season in Indonesia spans from November to March, characterized by increased rainfall and humidity. Despite the frequent rains, temperatures remain warm, averaging between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82°F). The rain often falls in short, intense bursts, leaving plenty of time for sunshine and exploration. Diving during this period can be particularly rewarding due to the influx of nutrients in the water, attracting a diverse range of marine life to be enjoyed. Fewer tourists also mean less crowded dive sites and lush, vibrant landscapes.

Dry Season (Apr-Oct)

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From April to October, Indonesia experiences its dry season, which is the prime time for diving enthusiasts. This period is marked by minimal rainfall, lower humidity, and clear skies, making it ideal for outdoor activities and underwater adventures. Water temperatures during the dry season range from 27°C (81°F) to 30°C (86°F), and visibility can exceed 30 meters (98 feet), providing excellent conditions for all levels of diving. The calm seas and abundant marine life make this season perfect for exploring Indonesia's breathtaking underwater world.

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If you are not sure when is the best time for you to visit Indonesia - reach out to our Travel Specialists, they will be happy to help.

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