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  • Different Seasons
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Bali Climate Facts

Bali is located about 8 degrees south of the equator. Therefore you can expect a tropical, warm and humid climate all year around - with two main distinctive seasons: Dry Season and Rainy Season.

Bali's central mountains (volcanoes) include several peaks over 3,000 meters in elevation. Up there, the temperatures are considerably cooler, and there is much more rainfall than in the coastal areas.

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  • May, June & September best time, April & October still good
  • Room prices for these months 30-50% off high season rates
  • Still dry and less humid
  • Not too crowded
  • Sea conditions excellent
  • Airfares still reasonable
  • Sales in Shops

Best Time to visit Bali

Best time to visit Bali depends mainly on the weather and on high and low season, which does affect the overall price for accommodation. High season is during the months of July and August, during Easter Holidays, and Christmas / New Year (December till 1st week of January). This is the time Bali is the busiest.

However, for many reasons, best time to come to Bali is April, May, June and September, just before and just after high season. It's 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).

Those months are also the best time for water sport activities  such as scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling, etc. Waters are clear, crowd not too bad etc. Also major activities and attractions such as the family parks and fun things to do (Bali Zoo, Bali Bird Park, Marine & Safari Park, Waterbom, White Water Rafting, Monkey Forest, etc) have less visitors which can make the experience far more enjoyable. If you wish to explore the island and visit the main sightseeing spots, temples and go for a day trip and tour, then those months are also perfect.

And not to forget, in general the traffic and hustle  bustle on the roads is more bearable. Especially in Kuta, Legian and sometimes even Seminyak the narrow streets are packed during certain times in the day with cars and motorcycles. Some tourists love it that way and could not imagine a holiday otherwise, but if you like it more quiet, then Kuta and Legian during high season might not be the best choice.

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Seasons and Temperatures on Bali

Dry Season is High Season

Dry season is between April and September. Bali receives the most visitors during July & August. Temperatures are pretty steady all year round. During Bali's dry season beaches are generally clean and Bali shows its pretty side. One can still expect occasional rainfall though, sometimes even the locals are surprised how dry a week during rainy season can be and the other way around. Have a look at the chart below and check out temperatures, no. of days with rainfall etc in the capital Denpasar (south Bali near Kuta, Seminyak, etc).

Rainy Season

During rainy season which is typically from October to March Bali becomes more quiet. The sea is rougher, the beaches and the sea in the south (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak) can be quite dirty due to debris washed onto the shore during January and February. It's not happening always, but it can happen and depends on wind contitions and currents.
During rainy season winds are stronger at the coast, the water currents pick up and it can rain in buckets. Although, usually the rain stops after a few hours and the sun shines again. A lot of the times it rains during the night and days are o.k. Very rarely you have a few days when it rains continuously. In 2014 it didn't rain in Bali till December! And November was as dry as any July or August. Like in all parts of the world, weather becomes more unpredictable.

Central Bali and the Mountains

Bali's central mountain area is typically cooler and also more rainy than the lower coastal areas. Especially at night temperatures can drop significantly in the highlands near the volcanoes. Gunung Agung is for example 3031m high! Also the region around Ubud is a slightly cooler and expects more rain than the southern areas of Bali (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Denpasar, Sanur, Bukit Pennsula, Pecatu), which makes it rather pleasant.

General Climate - all year around

Bali's is located very near to the equator, therefore its warm, tropical climate makes it a huge draw for tourists. Average year-round temperature stands at around 26-27°C with a humidity level of about 85-90%. Water temperatures are always pleasant. The two seasons are not clear cut and fully predictable. Christmas and New Year is clearly high / peak season on Bali and tourists come from all over the world to enjoy the beaches, the surfing, diving, the restaurants, the club, the spas and everything else Bali has to offer - although it is technically "rainy season". One can do everything during wet season but climb the volcanoes and trekking in the highlands. Of course it is more pleasant when the sun shines and also more fun while exploring the island.

Although the average numbers are based on many decades of data recording, today it seems less and less possible to count on those stats and give a solid prediction. November 2014 and 2015 where really dry and hot, while those are the months we expect the most rainfall. So in a way it's a bit of luck too and you can expect either way.

General Weather Conditions each 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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Right Now: Kuta

broken clouds (75 %)
0.0 mm
27.0 °C 80.6 °F
humidity: 83%
Wind: 11 km/h, NW
Pressure: 1011 hPa

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