May sees a continuation of the hot, dry season in Bali.
You can expect clear blue and sunny skies, with the occasional brief rain shower falling during the early morning and late evening. Humidity sits around 80 per cent.
How hot is it in Bali in May?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Bali in May reach an average high of 30°C (86°F), with high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 24°C (75°F).
How sunny is it in Bali in May?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in Bali in May – that's around 83% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 6:25am with sunset around 6:06pm.
How warm is the sea around Bali in May?
The average sea temperature in Bali in May is 29°C (84°F), which is pleasant for swimming.
Does it rain in Bali in May?
There are usually eight days with some rain in Bali in May; the average monthly rainfall is 75mm (3in).
How windy is it in Bali in May?
May sees an average hourly wind speed of 14 kilometres per hour (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots).
What to do in Bali in May?
The dry season brings perfect weather conditions for swimming, snorkelling, surfing and scuba diving. This is also a good time to explore Bali on foot, bicycle or horseback.
Labour Day – 1st May; Lebaran – 2nd May; Vesak – 16th May; Ascension Day – 26th May. May falls in the low season, which offers good deals on accommodation, and dinner reservations are easily booked.
|High Temp: 30°C (86°F)|
|Low Temp: 24°C (75°F)|
|Sunshine: 9 hours per day|
|Daylight: 12 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 14 km/h (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots)|
|Wet Days: 8 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 75mm (3in) per month|
|Comfort Level: High heat & 80% humidity|
|UV Index: Very high|
|Sea Temp: 29°C (84°F)|
The best time to visit Bali is anytime from June through September during the summer dry season, when the days are hot, sunny and mainly dry.
The wet season lasts from November to March, when you can expect hot and humid weather with daily torrential downpours – the heaviest rainfalls are in January.
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Note: Meteorological data for Bali is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the closest weather station situated at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), which is located close to the capital, Denpasar, and about 3km (2mi) south of Kuta Beach. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Bali weather in May: 4 October, 2023
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