Pekanbaru weather in May (Sumatra, Indonesia)

Planning a trip to Pekanbaru in May? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In May, the weather in Pekanbaru generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 33°C (show in °F). But by evening, they drop to around 24°C. Bear in mind, these are average temperatures, and it can get even warmer on particular days. Make sure to choose clothing that accommodates the warmth.

Pekanbaru in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 201 mm (show in inches) for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 15 days of rain.

If you prefer dry weather with pleasant temperatures, May 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 May

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 24.3°C  
Max Temperature 33.4°C  
Chance of Rain 49%  
Precipitation 201 mm  
Rainy days 15 days  

Where to go in Indonesia in May

Find out more about the weather in Indonesia in May 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 May?

​ 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 May.

Outdoor sports

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