Weather in January in Indonesia

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in January in Indonesia. Is this month a good time to go to Indonesia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Indonesia in January?

The weather in Indonesia in January ranges from poor to pleasant depending on the destination.

During January in Indonesia, the temperature ranges from pleasant in Batu with 22°C (71°F) to very high temperatures in Denpasar with 33°C (91°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C (75°F) in Denpasar and 14°C (57°F) in Batu. These night and day temperatures are an average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and bring light clothes.

Precipitation in January ranges from high in Medan with an average of 90mm (3.5inch) rainfall to heavy in Makassar with 735mm (29inch). It is the wettest month of the year in Ubud. It is also generally a moderate sunny month with an average of 170 hours of sunshine in Ubud during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Indonesia.

Where to go in Indonesia in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Indonesia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Indonesia

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Indonesia?

Average weather in Ubud

In January Ubud generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (71°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Ubud
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 71°F 
175 hours 
281mm / 11inch 
17 days 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 71°F 
170 hours 
345mm / 14inch 
19 days 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 71°F 
175 hours 
290mm / 11inch 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Ubud

Average weather in Seminyak

In January Seminyak generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Seminyak
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
33°C / 91°F 
24°C / 74°F 
177 hours 
270mm / 11inch 
17 days 
poor 
33°C / 91°F 
24°C / 75°F 
172 hours 
337mm / 13inch 
19 days 
poor 
34°C / 92°F 
24°C / 76°F 
175 hours 
275mm / 11inch 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Seminyak

Average weather in Jakarta

In January Jakarta generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (74°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Jakarta
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 85°F 
23°C / 73°F 
220 hours 
203mm / 8inch 
18 days 
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 74°F 
188 hours 
305mm / 12inch 
24 days 
poor 
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 74°F 
182 hours 
300mm / 12inch 
22 days 
poor 
Climate in Jakarta

Average weather in Kuta

In January Kuta generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kuta
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
33°C / 91°F 
24°C / 74°F 
177 hours 
270mm / 11inch 
17 days 
poor 
33°C / 91°F 
24°C / 75°F 
172 hours 
337mm / 13inch 
19 days 
poor 
34°C / 92°F 
24°C / 76°F 
175 hours 
275mm / 11inch 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Kuta

Average weather in Bandung

In January Bandung generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (81°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (67°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Bandung
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
27°C / 81°F 
19°C / 66°F 
188 hours 
220mm / 8.7inch 
27°C / 81°F 
19°C / 67°F 
156 hours 
239mm / 9.4inch 
27°C / 80°F 
19°C / 67°F 
169 hours 
256mm / 10inch 
Climate in Bandung

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Indonesia.

Is January the best time to go to Indonesia?

In our opinion January is not the best time to visit Indonesia with commonly poor weather in Ubud.

On average the best time to visit Indonesia is in July and August with generally perfect weather in Ubud. The worst months are January, February, March, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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