When Is The Best Time To Visit Jakarta?
One of the primary concerns of tourists when visiting Jakarta, Indonesia is the hot tropical weather. While average temperature in Jakarta doesn’t really have much variation all year round, there are certain months when the weather becomes cooler. Average temperature usually ranges from 29C to 35C. Sometimes, the temperature can dip for as low as 24C, but this is uncommon and usually happens towards the end of the dry season.
There’s also the perennial issue of flooding, which could greatly interfere with any traveler’s itinerary. That being said, tourists should really be more concerned with the rainy months that the city experiences when considering their visit. One upside of visiting Jakarta is that it’s rarely hit by powerful typhoons, even if it’s still the middle of the storm season.
When is the Best Time to Visit Jakarta?
The most recommended time to visit Jakarta to enjoy all of its attractions and immerse yourself in its vibrant night-life is during the dry season. It’s also during this time that you can best indulge and spend an entire day in the nearby natural sights like Thousand Islands and Ancol beach.
The weather might get hot, but it’s comparatively bearable than other Southeast Asian countries (like Thailand and Singapore) merely because it’s less humid. Plenty of public transportation and buildings are adequately equipped with much-needed air conditioners as well so the heat really won’t be much of a bother either way.
It’s not for nothing that May-October is called the “dry” season in Jakarta because it’s during this month range that the rains begin to subside and relatively fewer storms simply enter the area. This is very important to take into consideration because most of the must-see sights of Jakarta are in open areas like the National Monument, the Taman Mini Indonesia Park, and the Ragunan Zoo, to cite a few. You’ll get to marvel at the unique and exotic architecture of the structures better in these weather conditions. Of course, having clearer weather would also ensure easier traveling from one attraction to another. When booking flights from Singapore to Jakarta, ensure you check you are visiting when the weather is good!
Take note that Ramadan still falls within the said range (usually, it occurs between April to July). We highly suggest that you refrain from booking your trip during that holiday (unless you really want to see what Jakarta looks like when it’s celebrating that sacred Muslim tradition). However, you’ll find that there would be less activity because a lot of businesses close during this time and a lot of Jakarta residents tend to go on holidays as well.