The best time to travel to Sulawesi
According to Rrrjewelry.com, Sulawesi is located south-west of the Philippines. Due to its shape, the island can be divided into North Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi and South Sulawesi . Sulawesi is particularly popular as a diving spot. The best travel time for Sulawesi cannot be determined across the board due to the different geographic locations. In the north of Sulawesi, i.e. in the highlands, there is more precipitation than in the south because of the mountainous location. You will find a more detailed overview of the individual climates in the following sections.
§ Best time to visit North Sulawesi
In the north of the island of Sulawesi, the rainy season falls from October to April. During this time you can expect up to 17 rainy days a month. The best time to travel to North Sulawesi is in July, August, September and the beginning of October. You can still expect at least 7 rainy days a month here. In return, for example, up to 9 hours of sunshine in August. At this time you can discover the beauty of Sulawesi from a special perspective. The water temperature averages between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius all year round. It’s not really a cooling off, but at least a welcome change. The north of Sulawesi has one of the most beautiful diving spots in Indonesia. Corals, colorful fish or slowly drifting turtles await you. Discover the colorful biodiversity underwater and let yourself be enchanted by the untouched nature. A more detailed overview of the temperatures, rainy days, hours of sunshine and water temperatures can be found in the following climate table for Manado.
Climate table for Manado (North Sulawesi):
|Max. Temperature in ° C||29||29||30||31||31||31||31||32||32||32||31||30|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||22||22||22||22||22||21||21||21||21||21||22||22|
|Hours of sunshine per day||5||6||6||8||7||7||8||9||8||7||7||7|
|Rainy days per month||17||16||14||13||13||13||10||7||8||9||13||16|
§ Best time to visit Central Sulawesi
The best time to travel to Central Sulawesi is from December to March. Central Sulawesi is very humid all year round and it can rain at any time. The driest months are December, January, February and March . The average temperature in all twelve months of the year is 27 degrees Celsius. In central Sulawesi you will find the Lore Lindu National Park . Both flat land and dense rainforest await you here. The national park is particularly known for its many different animal species. Bird friends in particular will get their money’s worth here. Hike through dense rainforest once – a dream, right? The capital of the province of Sulawesi Tengah, i.e. Central Sulawesi, is Palu. Therefore you will find the climate table of Palu below to describe the climate in Central Sulawesi as an example.
Climate table for Palu (Central Sulawesi):
|Max. Temperature in ° C||30||31||31||31||31||30th||29||31||31||32||31||31|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||23||23||23||23||24||23||22||23||23||23||23||23|
|Precipitation in mm||101||88||90||102||130||157||158||147||164||109||110||76|
§ Best time to visit South Sulawesi
The best time to travel to South Sulawesi is in July, August and September . But even in the transition months of June and October you can still be lucky with the weather. The climate in South Sulawesi is shaped by the annual monsoon winds . The rainy season in South Sulawesi is from November to April. You should especially avoid the months of November and December. At this time, most of the precipitation falls from the sky. In the months of August, September and October, however, you can expect up to 10 hours of sunshine per day. The capital of the province of South Sulawesi is Makassar. In Makassar, the average temperature is over 30 degrees Celsius. The climate table of Makassar gives an exemplary overview of the climate in South Sulawesi:
Climate table for Makassar (South Sulawesi):
|Max. Temperature in ° C||31||31||31||32||32||33||32||34||35||35||34||34|
|Min. Temperature in ° C||23||23||23||24||23||23||22||20||21||22||23||23|
|Hours of sunshine per day||5||6||6||8||8||8||9||10||10||10||9||5|
|Water temperature in ° C||29||29||30||29||29||28||28||28||28||29||30||30|
|Rainy days per month||27||26||23||20||17||8||4||2||4||7||24||25|