Because Bali’s weather is never predictable, it is essential that you take typical weather conditions into consideration and bring the appropriate clothing. Many people assume that Bali boasts sunny skies and year round warm weather, but Bali actually has two seasons – dry and wet. The average yearly temperature is 28 degrees Celsius.
The dry season usually lasts from April to September, which are the warmest months in Bali. This is the perfect period of time to vacation in Bali because you will experience clear blue skies and virtually no rain. Even if it does rain, it will not last that long and the sun will soon come out again.
On the other hand, vacationers may want to avoid Bali’s wet season, which lasts from October to March. During this period of time, heavy rainfall occurs daily and may lasts for weeks. This season helps nurture Bali’s luscious wildlife and grasslands but may not be the best time for vacationing.
Overall, whether you travel in the wet or dry season, tourists should keep in mind the daily humidity levels are normally 90% or greater and are higher inland, where there is no sea breeze. If you come from an area with relatively low humidity, it may be very stifling and you may need some time to adjust. This is also a good reason to make sure your rental property has air conditioning.
Sea breezes can definitely bring relief to humid days in Bali. The winds that blow along the coast are soothing and offer that little bit of relief. There may be monsoons and landslides from time to time, but there are no other major weather disasters that could potentially impact your trip.
It is also important to figure out what you want to do in Bali, so you can determine what season is best for you. For example, if you are looking to scuba dive, you might want to travel during the dry season because heavy rains may impact your plans and forbid you from entering the water. However, if you are just looking to sit back and enjoy, then there is really no bad time to visit.