Bali Weather In August: Your Complete Guide To The Warm, Sunny Weather Of August

August is the holiday season in Bali and that means its high season! The tropical climate on the island is the ideal place to get away from it all and bask in the sunshine all day long.

Hotel rooms might be a little bit more expensive at this time of year but most people agree that it’s worth the price and this is why.

What Is The Weather Like In Bali In August?

beautiful scenic view of ocean, cloudy sky and sunlight, Bali, Indonesia

Bali in August is sunny, hot and generally pleasant for the entire month. The average temperature each day is between 20 and 29 degrees Celsius (that’s 68 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit).

There’s almost no rainfall and the Southeast monsoon is long forgotten with only 3 days of rain in the whole month!

This is peak season in Bali and everything from mountain climbing to the beaches is better for the weather in August.

However, it’s worth noting that the rice fields aren’t at their best without rain and you might want to stick to places that really excel in the sun like Nusa Dua and Canggu, the home of the best beach club in the world, FINNS.

An Overview Of The Average Weather In August In Bali

So, let’s turn to a breakdown of the weather in numbers and these are figures that many countries would be jealous of when it comes to attracting visitors.

Minimum to Maximum Temperatures (Average Temperatures)

The average temperature (at a minimum) is between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius (68 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit) each day and the average daily maximum is 29 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit).

Experts say that this is the most comfortable range of temperature for human beings and that means everyone should feel comfortable when enjoying Bali in August.

Monthly Rainfall And Rainy Days

It really is the dry season in August here in Bali and that means just 3 days of rain and between 1.5 and 4 centimetres of rain (0.5 to 1.5 inches) for the whole month!

That makes August the driest month of the year in Bali and the weather in Bali really doesn’t get much better than this.

It’s ideal for climbing Mount Batur or Mount Agung as a lack of rainfall almost guarantees excellent visibility when you reach the peaks.

Hours Of Sunshine Per Day

You get a fair few hours of sunshine per day in August too. On average you can expect to see 8-10 hours of sunshine in every 24 hours, which is why the average temperature is so pleasant.

No wonder so many people wait all year round to visit Bali in August.

Relative Humidity Levels

Bali is an island and that means it has relatively high humidity all year round due to the high temperatures and ocean evaporating in the sun.

However, August is the least humid month in Bali and relative humidity sits between 77 and 80% all month long.

Average Sea Temperature

The sea temperature is very pleasant during the hottest months in Bali and August sees the water sitting at 26 to 27 degrees Celsius (79 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit).

The water tends to remain clear and is excellent for diving and snorkelling when there’s no rainfall.

What Are The Best Places To Visit In Bali In August?

Pretty girl at Tegenungan Waterfall, Bali

Tegenungan Waterfall – this waterfall in the North of Bali doesn’t dry up as badly as others do in this season and you can still get some awesome Instagram shots of the falls. It’s got a nice pool at the base to swim in too.

Breathtaking sunrise views on Batur volcano, Bali

Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking – no rain means great sunrises and the Mount Batur trek is best done without rain. The whole area around the volcano is pretty awesome too and Kintamani is a bit cooler than the rest of the island if you want a break from the heat.

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Bali Safari & Marine Park – if you love wild animals, birds, etc. and to be entertained while you learn about them, this is a great place to go. They also have some interesting local marine life to show you.

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FINNS Beach Club – we hate to blow our own trumpet but beach weather here in August is amazing and you really do need to spend some time at the best beach club in the world, FINNS. You can enjoy relaxing on our loungers and splashing around in our infinity pools, sipping cocktails with an amazing view of the Indian Ocean. It’s not a holiday in Bali without a visit to FINNS.

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Nusa Penida – the Nusa islands are pretty awesome all year round but the boat ride out to them can be a bit rough if the weather brings rain and storms. So, head out there in August and enjoy some unspoiled beauty without the seasickness.

What Are The Best Things To Do In Bali During August?

There are some great events at this time of year in Bali including:

  • Sanur Village Festival – if you’re a foodie this could well be the perfect destination as it offers an amazing showcase of Indonesian and Balinese food. If you think Indian food but with a touch of international ideas, you’ve pretty much got a hold on what to expect at the Sanur Village Festival.

  • Ubud Jazz Festival – as you might expect this is a festival dedicated to jazz music and the talent is both local and international. There are events all over Ubud town during the festival and not all of them require a ticket. If you do want tickets, we’d recommend booking ahead as they can sell out pretty fast.

  • Legian Beach Festival – this is a great place to enjoy a huge market-style festival with loads of authentic locally made souvenirs to snap up. Everyone has a good time at this festival but shopaholics just can’t go wrong. There’s also plenty of live music, dancing and tasty local food if you’re not up for shopping.

  • Take In A Kecak Dance – sunsets are pretty much guaranteed to be amazing in August and that means this dance performance which relies on a great sunset is at its best during this month. The Uluwatu Temple where it’s held is also fantastic at sunset with spectacular clifftop views over the Indian Ocean.

What Should I Bring To Bali In August?

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You don’t have to bring much that you wouldn’t normally bring at this time of year.

However we do recommend that you focus on lightweight, loose clothes and skip the rain macs, there’s just not enough rain to justify it.

You should also bring some swimwear to get the best out of the beaches and so you can go surfing in the pleasant waves.

It’s also handy to have a pair of walking shoes as well as thongs, so you can explore the island comfortably.


Is August A Good Time To Go To Bali? Is There Warm Weather? What’s The Average Temperature?

Yes, in fact, there’s no doubt that the climate at this time of year means that a visit to Bali is going to be very pleasant, indeed.

If you love sitting on the beach, doing a bit of surfing and exploring the tourist hot spots, the weather can’t get much better than this.

The lower levels of humidity make the heat very bearable too. The average temperature is between 23 and 29 degrees Celsius.

However, you should know it’s the busiest time in Bali apart from the Christmas to New Year period and prices are a bit higher than they are in the rest of the year.

Is Bali Rainy In August? Does It Rain A Lot In Bali In August?

No, in fact, it barely rains in Bali during August at all. It’s hot and sunny and rainfall is so infrequent that you don’t need to worry about it.

If you stay for the whole month, you’re only likely to see a maximum of three days of precipitation. It’s another reason that August is the best month to come to Bali.

Is It Windy In Bali In August?

It depends on how we define “windy”. What tends to happen during the drier months in Bali is that the humidity drops and the number of hours of sunshine goes up.

This creates a feedback loop with the ocean which makes for a light breeze on land almost all of the time as the cooler air from the sea moves to displace the warmer air on land.

This makes the weather even more pleasant because if you’re sweating in the Bali sun, it evaporates faster in the breeze.

However, if we mean “windy” as in “like a hurricane” then Bali is absolutely not windy in August and it’s perhaps the month with the least chance of extreme winds of the whole year.

What Is The Humidity In Bali In August?

Humidity during August in Bali is as low as it gets and it’s between 77% and 80%. Because Bali is surrounded by the sea, it tends to be fairly humid all year.

However, thanks to the onshore breeze at this time of year, it’s rarely too hot and the weather feels comfortable most of the time.

If you do feel too warm, you can always go for a swim, just make sure you pick a beach with gentle waves and no rip tides for your swim.

What Season Is It In Bali In August?

It’s the dry season in Bali in August. Because Bali is between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, it has only two seasons compared to the four seasons of most other countries.

There’s also a wet season, but mainly, the wet season isn’t as rainy as it sounds like it might be and you can enjoy plenty of hours of sunshine in the wet season too.

However, the dry season has less rain and it’s less humid too.

What Is The Coldest Month In Bali?

The coldest month is January but given that it has an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius, it’s not exactly cold.

This is because, in the tropics, there just isn’t very much variation in temperature throughout the year.

The sun never gets particularly far from Bali because of how close Bali is to the equator.

What’s The Weather Like In Bali In July/August?

The weather in July and August in Bali is about the best weather you can ask for anywhere in the world. If you visit at this time of year it will be hot, sunny and wonderful.

You can splash about in the sea, lay out on the beach, and travel around without a care in the world.

What Are The Best And Worst Months To Go To Bali?

We don’t think there are any bad months in Bali. However, the weather’s worst in December and January and at its best during July and August.

Is August Part Of The Dry Season In Bali?

Yes. August is part of the dry season in Bali.

How Should I Book An August Holiday In Bali?

We always recommend that you book your holiday in Bali, no matter what month you want to come, through the awesome people at the Bali Res Centre.

That’s a locally owned and operated travel service that excels at all things related to Balinese holidays. They can help you get the best accomodation, flights and any tours you need.

They offer very competitive pricing and because they’re local, when you do business with them, you keep your cash in the local economy.

Final Thoughts On Bali Weather, August

We always maintain that there’s no bad time to come to Bali but, perhaps, the best time for a visit is during the month of August.

Bali sees more sun and less rain than at any other time of year. It’s the best part of the year to climb Mount Batur or just lie on the beach.

Hopefully, when you come, we’ll be able to welcome you to FINNS in Canggu, FINNS is the best beach club in the world, and August weather is ideal for beach club fun!