Pekanbaru weather in January (Sumatra, Indonesia)

Looking to travel to Pekanbaru in January? This guide provides all the weather details you need.

In January, Pekanbaru generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 32°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 23°C. Keep in mind, these temperatures are averages, and some days might be even warmer. Dress suitably to manage the heat.

Pekanbaru in January falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 223 mm (show in inches) for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 14 days.

If you prefer dry weather with pleasant temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Pekanbaru. June, July and August typically offer the most favorable weather. In contrast, January, March, April, May, September, October, November and December tend to have less favorable conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly weather and climate conditions, visit our specialized Pekanbaru climate page with graphs.


Pekanbaru, monthly averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 23.4°C  
Max Temperature 31.8°C  
Chance of Rain 47%  
Precipitation 223 mm  
Rainy days 14 days  

Where to go in Indonesia in January

Find out more about the weather in Indonesia in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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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 / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Pekanbaru in January?

​ It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. ​ ​

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

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