Bali is truly a magical place! You can come to Bali any month of the year. It feels like summer 365 days of the year! Both air and water temperature don’t change much during the year. Air temperature on average is consistently between 25-33 degrees Celsius, equivalent to 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit. Water temperature averages around 28 degrees Celsius, or 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Not bad right? Perfect for surfers looking to escape from constricting rubber suits and enjoy the freedom. You can surf without a wet suit year around. Some people may still get chilly and find the need to wear a spring suit, or a thick rash guard during the months of July-August. Water temperature dips slightly cooler during these months. Even so, majority of the people feel comfortable bare backing it throughout the year. Bali consistently has tourists all year long. There is a slight difference in visitors during August (considered to be peak season), compared to January, with the least amount of tourists. July and August tend to attract the highest volume of visitors. The weather is extremely pleasant during these months. Not too hot, not too humid, just the perfect temperature to entice people to Bali.
From December to March, the west monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity. But can still remain sunny with sporadic rain passing through quickly, mostly in the late afternoon, or evening. From June to September, low humidity tends to cool down in the evenings. This is the time of year when you will see minimal rain fall in Bali.
Rainy season in Bali
The rainy season in Bali is not bad compared to other Southeast Asian countries. Short spurts of tropical rains are always followed by sunshine. Most of the rain occur during the nights, although some days could bring bad luck and potentially rain non-stop throughout the day. The worst months for rain are usually January and February. Unless you absolutely love rain, try to avoid coming to Bali during these months. Despite having gloomy weather, there are good things about the rainy season. This is the time that it gets really warm. The water stays consistently warm even in the early morning. The air temperature stays the same both mornings and nights requiring no additional clothing. You can comfortably wear nothing but shorts, t-shirt, and sandals.
Dry season in Bali
Dry season begins around April, when the rains dissipate and humidity levels drop. Evenings become refreshingly cool. Some people may feel the need to wear a sweatshirt when driving a motorbike. The peak of the dry season in Bali is in July and August. So if you like dryer weather, we recommend coming to Bali in July or August.
Surfing seasons in Bali
You can actually surf year around in Bali. You just need to pay attention to which spots work during what time of the season. You may want to search for surf elsewhere during the rainy season (from November to April). Any surf spot southwest of Bali (Berawa Beach, Canggu, Pererenan, Balian, Medewi) will most likely not be ideal during the wet season. Avoid Kuta beach break as well, especially in January and February when the beach gets rather dirty. Some spots are best in the rainy season. Especially on the East side of the island, starting from Nusa Dua, Greenbowl and further north at Serangan, Keramas , Padang Galak , Lembeng and others. Dry season from May through Octover is the best time for surfing around the Bukit peninsula like Jimbaran, Balangan, Dreamland, Padang-Padang, and Uluwatu to name a few. Don’t forget to also check for surf in the Southwest region of Bali around Canggu.
Weather statistics in Bali
Month Average temperature & Humidity
|January 28 C / 82 F 75%||July 26 C / 78 F 55%|
|February 28 C / 82 F 75%||August 26 C / 78 F 55%|
|March 28 C / 82 F 70%||September 26 C / 78 F 60%|
|April 28 C / 82 F 65%||October 27 C / 80 F 65%|
|May 27 C / 80 F 65%||November 28 C / 82 F 65%|
|June 27 C / 80 F 60%||December 28 C / 82 F 70%|