Bali Weather In October: Your Complete Guide To The Clear Skies And Sun Of October

October is a great month to come to Bali as the kids have just gone back to school, so you can get some decent deals on flights and accomodation and yet, you still have hot, sunny days and clear skies to look forward to.

It’s the best of all worlds as the sights aren’t crowded, but you can still head down to the beach and get that perfect tan.

What Is The Weather Like In Bali In October?

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Bali is warm at this time of year, though the average daily minimum and average daily maximum temperatures can range from 21 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit to 88 degrees Fahrenheit) which is quite a range.

This is a funny month and the first half of the month is still officially part of the dry season but towards the end of the month, the wet season begins to encroach on things and you might see more rain.

However, it’s worth noting that with only 6 rainy days on average this month, you don’t need to worry too much about getting soaked for very long.

The best thing about visiting Bali in October is that you get lower prices for flights, accomodation, tours, etc. but without the real drawbacks of coming in the middle of the rainy season.

An Overview Of The Average Weather In October In Bali

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OK, let’s put some numbers on the weather of the month and see what we mean when we say Bali weather is great in October.

Minimum to Maximum Temperatures (Average Temperatures)

The lowest temperatures on average tend to be 21 degrees Celsius (that’s about 70 degrees Fahrenheit) and the highest in October tend to be around 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit).

This is just outside of the most comfortable range for people, as defined by experts, but we’ve found that most visitors to Bali are quite happy with this range of temperatures and enjoy their time here in October.

It’s warm and sunny nearly all the time.

Monthly Rainfall And Rainy Days

You can tell you’re in the dry season as there are only 6 days of rain on average throughout the month of October.

However, we still get a fairly substantial 9 – 14.3 centimetres of rainfall which is about 3.5 to 5.6 inches of water.

Most of this rain arrives towards the end of the month when the transition into Bali’s rainy season begins.

Hours Of Sunshine Per Day

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There are around 8 to 9 hours of sunshine every single day during October and that’s great news for anyone looking for a beach holiday as you can be certain of getting a tan.

If you intend to explore the central region, it means that you can expect fewer cloudy and overcast days which means great light for rice terraces, waterfalls, temples, etc.

Relative Humidity Levels

Bali is a tropical island and it’s relatively humid all year long. However, the humidity is manageable in October and between 79-80% all month long.

Given the average temperature of this month, we’d recommend that you stick to light, breathable clothing so that it’s easier for perspiration to evaporate on your skin and cool you down.

Average Sea Temperature

The average sea temperature this month is between 27 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius (that’s 81 – 82 degrees Fahrenheit) which is perfect if you want to swim in the sea or undertake any kind of watersports such as surfing.

It’s not hot enough to feel like swimming in a bath, though, the water is pleasant and refreshing on a hot day.

Just make sure to check the flag indicators on the beach to ensure it’s safe to swim, if it’s not, you’re never far from a great pool in Bali.

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

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  • West Bali National Park – take advantage of the Bali weather this month and head to the national park and see if you can see the critically endangered Bali starling or some of the native deer species.

  • Nusa Penida – if you want to see the mola-mola fish (the ocean sunfish – one of the largest fish in the world) or the manta rays for which Nusa Penida is famous, then October is a great time to explore this island off the coast of the mainland. If you do decide to spread your wings and visit the Nusa Islands we recommend staying overnight in one of the many villas or rooms on the island and once the majority of the tourists go home, these islands offer a very pleasant and relaxing break from the world at large.

  • Mount Batur – October is one of the best times of year to hike one of the active volcanoes in Bali and a trip up Mount Batur is much less dangerous than you might imagine. It’s a relatively easy hike that can be undertaken by anyone with a reasonable level of physical fitness and a complete range of mobility. The weather means that if you undertake the trip your view from the summit of Mount Batur should be cloud-free and you’re unlikely to be troubled by sudden showers during the ascent. The temperature on the mountain is a bit cooler than on the coast, though, so you might want to take a light jacket or hoodie with you. If that doesn’t appeal, check out our list of the best hikes in Bali for further inspiration. 

  • Ubud – if you want to find somewhere a bit more cool than the beaches, you can always visit Ubud and enjoy some culture. You could also head out into the rice fields, go white water rafting on one of the rivers nearby, hike Campuhan Ridge or explore the sacred monkey forest.

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

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It really depends on what you want to do, you don’t need to pack anything special for October in Bali and if you just intend to lounge on the beach and maybe visit Nusa Penida then some lightweight clothing, sunscreen and comfy shoes should be all you need.

Of course, if you want to swim or surf, then you should consider bringing swimwear too.

However, if you want to get out to some waterfalls or climb Mount Batur during your time here, then it’s a good idea to bring a solid pair of hiking shoes with good grips too.

You may also want to pack a lightweight rain mac but we’d recommend opting for one of those handy Indonesian ponchos that you can buy on any street corner in a shower for a very low cost.

FAQs

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

Yes, October is a great time to visit Bali! In fact, assuming you aren’t bringing kids with you, then it’s the best time to visit Bali. October Bali is warm, sunny and fun with very little rain and there are low prices on accomodation, flights, etc.

Just make sure you don’t forget your sun cream as you don’t want to burn. Of course, it’s important to note that there’s sun all year round in Bali and the rain picks up at the end of this month, but overall October is a brilliant time to visit Bali.

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

It doesn’t rain a lot in October in Bali. While the end of the month does fall into the wet season, 25 days out of 31 are expected to be sunny days in Bali in October with no rain at all.

Is It Windy In Bali In October?

No. There is a gentle onshore breeze through the majority of the month but overall, the wind only increases as the rain increases and that doesn’t happen until the end of this hot, sunny month.

What Is The Humidity In Bali In October?

Bali in October is reasonably humid and as the rain increases across the month, it becomes more humid. 79-80% is the average level throughout the month.

What Season Is It In Bali In October?

The majority of October falls in the dry season apart from the last few days when the weather starts to get a little wetter.

What’s The Weather Like In Bali In October/November?

October is the last month of the dry season and one of the best times of year to come to Bali as the weather is lovely and many tourists stay at home as their children are still in school at this time of the year.

That means you can get real bargains on holidays to the island and yet as it’s a dry month, the beaches are awesome, it’s great for swimming and while UV levels mean that you should use sunscreens, the weather in Bali is lovely in October. November is a bit further into the rainy season and the Bali Weather in November can be a bit more varied. 

We also have a great guide to September Weather in Bali

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

We would say that there are no bad months to come to Bali, it’s hot and sunny all year round and even in wet months the weather in Bali is better than almost anywhere else on Earth.

However, if you want to make a decision to travel solely based on the weather, December and January are the wettest months and July and August are the driest.

Is October Part Of The Dry Season In Bali?

Yes. The majority of October is part of Bali’s dry season.

How Should I Book An October Holiday In Bali?

We always recommend that people visit Bali after booking a holiday through the lovely people at Bali Res Centre.

That’s a locally operated travel agency that specializes in holidays on the island and can always get the best places to stay, flights and tours for you.

We’d also note that supporting the Bali Res Centre means competitive pricing and supporting the local economy.

Final Thoughts On Bali Weather, October

Bali is one of the best places on Earth for sunbathing, diving, mountains, rafting and so much more. Visitors keen to explore the island might want to consider coming in October.

The rains don’t come until the end of the month and there’s plenty of sunshine to enjoy. The weather in October in Bali is warm and pleasant and yet, thanks to the timing of the school holidays, October is also one of the cheaper months to come to Bali and there are fewer crowds here in October too.

Of course, whether you come in October or any other month, we hope to see you at FINNS, the world’s best beach club, where you can enjoy the sunshine in style by the Indian Ocean!