There is not much to complain about when it comes to Bali Weather. Sunny Days. Blue Skies. Bali is lucky to have a beautiful tropical climate. Which not only means great weather but lighter bags (no need for those big jackets – more room to bring things home!).
And yes, it does rain in Bali, as it does in most tropical climates. But it’s not the kind of persistent rain that goes on and on and on…
Nope, in Bali, when it rains it rains, but it may not last that long, so you can go on enjoying your day.
Seasons of Bali
Bali has a tropical climate therefore it has 2 main seasons: Wet and Dry. So although it is sunny all year round, the wet season brings with it more rain, although the rain is often for short periods.
The Wet Season runs from November to March, whilst the dry season runs from April to September.
Average Temperature and Rainfall
Bali Weather Variations
Ubud Weather Forecast – Being up in the mountains Ubud can be a little cooler then other coastal regions of Bali. Although it is still predominantly hot and sunny all year round!
Lombok Weather Forecast – Being an entirely different island of Indonesia (and well worth the visit) it’s good to know the weather here too! Lombok also has a tropical climate and it’s seasons are defined by wet and dry…similar to Bali. The main difference in climate is that Lombok’s wet season is not as ‘wet’ – less rain when compared to Bali. Click here for more on Lombok Weather.
I am looking to head to Bali on a one-way ticket in January. Is that a terrible time with the rainfall? I hope to be in Bali for six months or so as it is, so I know I will end up in dry season. I am flexible in timing though and don’t want to arrive to a monsoon if that’s the case!
Hi Tess, how exciting!! I love Bali all year round, so I think there’s nothing wrong with starting your 6 months in January. These also variation within the seasons, I’ve had many dry days in the wet season and many wet days in the dry season. The rain in Bali is usually short and intense, but then usually subsides to a beautiful day :)
If you really want to avoid the wet season, you could go from April – September, but I personally think Bali’s lovely all year round ;)