If you’re thinking of visiting Bali in the month of April, you will want to know what the weather’s like and what there is to do here.
The good news is that we’ve got you covered with an in-depth guide to everything you need to know about the month of April in Bali.
What Is The Weather Like In Bali In April?
The weather this month is pretty good. It’s still officially the rainy season but the rain is decreasing and the sun is increasing. It’s hot with a bit of humidity thrown in.
There are only 12-14 days of rainfall and the average high temperature is around 31 degrees!
An Overview Of The Bali Weather In April
So, let’s take a deep dive into the numbers and see what you can expect from a trip to Bali in April.
Minimum to Maximum Temperatures (Average Temperatures)
The minimum average temperatures are 22-25 degrees Celsius (that’s about 72 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) and the maximum average temperature is around 30-31 degrees (86-87 degrees Fahrenheit).
This is squarely within the range considered to be “the most comfortable” for human beings!
Sure, not everybody loves warm weather but there’s no doubt that if you want to come to a paradise island to spend time on a beautiful beach, this is a great time to do it.
Monthly Rainfall And Rainy Days
It does rain in April and there are 12-14 rainy days but there are only 9-16.6 cm of rainfall (and that’s 3.5 – 6.5 inches of rainfall) which isn’t that much when spread across 14 days.
The good news is that it’s rarely severe enough to interfere with diving and while you might take a break from swimming when the showers come, you’re not going to need to abandon the beach altogether.
Hours Of Sunshine Per Day
April is officially the sunniest month of the year with an average of 9 hours of sunshine every day! This is a good month to get a tan in Indonesia.
Relative Humidity Levels
The relative humidity is 80-81% which is about as good as it gets on an island surrounded by the sea.
It does get a little drier in the dry season but not enough that you’d notice it when lying on the beach.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature is about 29-30 degrees Celsius (that’s 84-85 degrees Fahrenheit).
That means if you want to swim while you’re at the beach, you absolutely can. The water temperature is lovely.
What Are The Best Places To Visit In Bali In April?
FINNS Beach Club – We won’t lie, there’s never a bad month to visit FINNSbut April is extra special. The sun means that you can party for longer during the day and enjoy the time you spend in the infinity pools or on our day beds even more than you would at other times of the year and our drinks are ice cold to keep you feeling great.
Lovina Beach – this is great weather for dolphin spotting and the warm sea with the sun overhead is absolutely fantastic for photographers to grab their best shots of these amazing creatures.
Bali Zoo – the warm temperature isn’t just appealing to people, the wildlife seems to enjoy it too and Bali Zoo is at its most lively at this time of year. The heat isn’t too sticky for a walk around some of the coolest natural sights on the island.
Hike To Danau Batur – the white crater lake is amazing at any time of the year and it’s easy to get to on foot. This is a hidden gem and still off-the-beaten-path for many tourists which means you can get some amazing shots of the blue sapphire waters of the lake and some blissful solitude at the same time.
Splash Water Park – there’s nothing finer than cooling off and having fun after a day in the Bali sun. Splash is the best place for it.
What Are The Best Things To Do In Bali During April?
There are a few festivals that take place in April here in Bali too and you might want to check out:
Ubud Food Festival – this actually takes place in April, May or June but they sometimes hold some warm-up publicity-style events to promote the main festival in April and May even if the festival is later in the year, so keep your eyes peeled when visiting Ubud.
Tumpek Krulut – this is the fourth day in the Tumpek Cycle and is a major festival with gamelan instruments and traditional dancing at many temples.
Kartini Day – this is a national holiday in Indonesia that celebrates the birth of Ajeng Kartini, she is a national hero who campaigned tirelessly for women’s rights and education.
Lovina Beach Festival – if the dolphins weren’t a good reason to head to this beach resort, then maybe a festival will be? This is a wonderful showcase of the best of Balinese culture which includes bull racing, puppet shows, live music, floral offerings, handicraft exhibitions and photography contests!
What Should I Bring To Bali In April?
You don’t need to bring anything special to Bali for April. Pack light but ensure you have a lightweight jacket in case it rains, go with breathable clothing because it’s still a little humid and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Is April A Good Time To Go To Bali?
There are no bad times to go to Bali. April is, in fact, the borderline between the wet and dry seasons in Bali. That means it will rain a little more than usual, but not so much that it’s unbearable.
It will also be slightly hotter and more humid than it can be in the following six months. However, there are some advantages to coming to Bali at this time of year too.
It’s less busy and that means you can visit the tourist sites without overcrowding affecting your enjoyment of things and you will find that flights and accomodation tend to be a bit cheaper.
We’ve found that spas, retail outlets and even restaurants can offer exciting promotions at this time of year to attract business when there are fewer people around.
There is also a 25% chance that any given day in April will be sunny without a cloud in the sky!
Is Bali Rainy In April? Does It Rain A Lot In Bali In April?
It’s the last month of the rainy season and that means that while it does rain in April, the amount of rain is much lower than in the previous 4 months or so.
It only rains for 12-14 days out of the 30 days of April and that tends to come in short bursts rather than long showers. Almost every day a this time of year will have long periods of sunshine.
Is It Better To Go To Bali In April or May?
It depends, if you’re thinking of coming to Bali during the Australia April School Holidays, you’re going to find it’s very busy and if that also overlaps with Easter (which can be in April or March) it will be busier still.
However, outside of these dates, there’s not a huge amount in it. You will get better deals on accomodation and flights in the quieter part of April but you will get slightly better weather in May.
Apart from the school holiday period, both months are not as busy as Bali can get and you will find there’s plenty of room on the beaches and at tourist attractions around the island.
If you do come during the school holidays, we’d recommend that you book a long way in advance if you have a specific place that you want to stay. You should also consider booking any activities you want to do in advance.
Which Month Is Coldest In Bali?
January is the coldest month in Bali with an average daily maximum of around 26 degrees (82 degrees Fahrenheit), May is the hottest month with an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit).
April is somewhere between the two but it has the most daily hours of sunshine – 9 hours a day.
What Is The UV in Bali In April?
The average UV rating on Bali’s beaches in April is 13.4. This is a very strong level of ultraviolet light and it is strongly recommended that you use a high SPF factor sunscreen if you visit the island at this time of year.
Unprotected skin can begin to burn in less than 10 minutes in this kind of UV. It’s not enough to put sunscreen on once, you need to reapply it every 2 hours or so, even when it’s cloudy outside.
If you want to tan, it’s best to hit the beaches before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. but even at those times, you should be using sun cream.
You should also know that reflections from water can increase the intensity of your UV exposure. UV levels are a guideline, not a guarantee.
What Season Is It In Bali In April?
It’s the end of the wet season in Bali in April. Bali rarely has bad weather in any season and by mid-April it’s starting to feel like the dry season with mainly sunny days and much more than a few hours of sun each day – 9 hours, on average, to be precise.
That means it’s good beach weather and a great time to learn water sports and to snorkel around a coral reef or two. It’s not high season though, so you can expect competitive prices for most things.
What’s The Average Weather Like In Bali In March/April?
There’s some rain in Bali during April and March but mainly it’s hot, sunny and humid and the weather in Bali is always warm and tropical all year round.
With maximum temperatures of around 30-31 degrees Celsius (88-89 degrees Fahrenheit) and minimum temperatures of 22-25 degrees Celsius (72-73 degrees Fahrenheit) and 9 hours of sunshine each day, the weather in Bali at this time of year isn’t a reason not to visit.
Is April Part Of The Rainy Season/Wet Season In Bali?
Yes, but it’s the end of the season and the weather in April in Bali tends to be warm and pleasant and rains are nowhere near as heavy as they can be at other times of the year.
How Should I Book An April Holiday In Bali?
We recommend that you book your holiday in Bali through the Bali Res Centre which is a locally owned and managed travel agent that really understands what people are looking for from a Bali holiday.
They can arrange flights, accommodation and any tours that you need and ensure that you get the best deals for you, your friends and your family.
Best of all, when you book through the Bali Res Centre, you’re keeping your holiday money in Bali and not sending it overseas to a multinational corporation.
Final Thoughts On Bali Weather, April
The weather in Bali in April is really pleasant and it’s the sunniest month of the year! You can swim, hike, go snorkeling, and much more!
If you do decide to visit Bali in April, we hope to see you at FINNS the best beach club in the world, as all visitors to the island know, we’ve got great food, awesome drinks and fabulous entertainment, all year long!