The climate year of Indonesia
Located south of Malaysia and directly on the equatorial line, the country of Indonesia, comprising over 17,000 islands, is spread out. The main islands are Sumatra, Java with the capital Jakarta, Borneo, Sulawesi and New Guinea. Due to the equatorial location, a tropical climate prevails on all Indonesian islands. The island state is home to the world's largest rainforest deposits and is a hotspot of biodiversity. On the northern islands like Borneo, Sumatra or Papua there is an ever humid tropical climate, in the south however the dry northeast monsoon determines the winter time with high temperatures, which can show however fast fluctuations of 6 to 12 degrees and the southwest monsoon with productive rainfalls the climate change.
General information about Indonesia
Indonesia lives largely from tourism, accordingly, there is also much to discover. Whether rainforest, volcanoes or steep coasts, Indonesia has a lot to offer, especially in terms of natural spectacles. Especially Bali invites with its dreamlike sandy beaches to stay. Also culturally, this part in the kingdom of 1000 islands offers a wealth of sights. The Tanah Lot temple southwest of Bali, the mountain forests on Lombok or the 3726 meter high Fire Mountain. A visit to the reserve for the world's largest reptile, the Komodo dragon on the island of the same name, is also unforgettable. In Jakarta you can stroll for as long as you like through the famous Blok M shopping district, which attracts with low prices.
Indonesia is divided into two seasons. The best time to travel is from April to October, as there is little rainfall during this time. The high season thus offers constant temperatures between 23 and 32 degrees. In the quieter low season from November to March, the daily monsoon loosens up the temperatures. On Java, the rainy season falls in the months of November to March, when the rain falls mainly in the afternoon. In the east, Java receives little rain during the dry season. The temperature is between 22 and 29 degrees all year round. On the Sunda Islands, on the other hand, the driest months are in July, August and September, with most rain falling from December to February. As a rule, the closer the islands are to Australia, the longer the dry season. The same is true for Bali as for Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores. Here it is very dry from April to September and there is a fresh breeze, the rainy season with heavy monsoon rains lasts from October to March. In December and January it is much wetter here than on other islands.