Located 8° below the equator, Bali is a beautiful island that enjoys warm weather and a balmy tropical climate all year round. Bali's climate is characterised as tropical monsoon, where the summer months receive large amounts of rain. November to April is considered the wet season with higher temperatures and levels of humidity, particularly in coast areas. The monsoon can bring heavy showers, but generally days are sunny and the showers pass quickly. During the wet season, the sea is rougher and the currents are strong which is not ideal for swimming. The dry season, which falls between May and October is considered the best time to visit Bali as temperatures are warm yet mild and the skies are clear and sunny. Bali's peak season is throughout July and August.
If you're a keen surfer, your window of opportunity for travelling to Bali is far broader. The west coast is ideal for surfing from July to September at the height of the dry season while the winds turn from November to March's wetter months providing great off-shore breaks on the western side of the island.
July gets quite windy and although the local kite fliers love it, many beach goers find the wind too harsh, however, these conditions mainly affect Bali's south coast.
The table below gives a good indication of Bali's average conditions throughout the year making it easier for you to plan your holiday and dates of travel.