Weather in May in Indonesia

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in May 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 May?

The weather conditions in Indonesia in May range from poor to pleasant depending on the destination.

During May in Indonesia, the average temperature ranges from pleasant in Batu with 21°C (71°F) to very high in Medan with 34°C (92°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 23°C (74°F) in Medan and 13°C (56°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 May ranges from moderate in Sumba with an average of 35mm (1.4inch) rainfall to heavy in Ambon with 518mm (20inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 240 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 May

Find the average weather conditions in May 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 May for the 5 most popular destinations in Indonesia?

Average weather in Ubud

In May Ubud generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (69°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
220 hours 
110mm / 4.3inch 
10 days 
30°C / 87°F 
21°C / 69°F 
240 hours 
123mm / 4.8inch 
6 days 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C / 85°F 
20°C / 68°F 
227 hours 
118mm / 4.6inch 
5 days 
Climate in Ubud

Average weather in Seminyak

In May Seminyak generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (92°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
35°C / 94°F 
25°C / 77°F 
225 hours 
89mm / 3.5inch 
10 days 
33°C / 92°F 
24°C / 75°F 
243 hours 
92mm / 3.6inch 
6 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 74°F 
229 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
5 days 
Climate in Seminyak

Average weather in Jakarta

In May Jakarta generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (74°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   April April
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
255 hours 
147mm / 5.8inch 
14 days 
31°C / 87°F 
23°C / 74°F 
260 hours 
114mm / 4.5inch 
11 days 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 74°F 
255 hours 
97mm / 3.8inch 
9 days 
Climate in Jakarta

Average weather in Kuta

In May Kuta generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (92°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
35°C / 94°F 
25°C / 77°F 
225 hours 
89mm / 3.5inch 
10 days 
33°C / 92°F 
24°C / 75°F 
243 hours 
92mm / 3.6inch 
6 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 74°F 
229 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
5 days 
Climate in Kuta

Average weather in Bandung

In May Bandung generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (66°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Bandung
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
19°C / 67°F 
211 hours 
145mm / 5.7inch 
28°C / 82°F 
19°C / 66°F 
219 hours 
118mm / 4.6inch 
June   >> June
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
18°C / 64°F 
242 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
Climate in Bandung

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

Is May the best time to go to Indonesia?

In our opinion May is a good time to visit Indonesia with commonly tolerable 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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