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Best time to visit Banda Aceh, Indonesia

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The best time to visit Banda Aceh is October

Banda Aceh is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, October is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The warmest month of the year in Banda Aceh is May, where the average temperature gets to around 31℃ (89℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 34℃ (92℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 23℃ (73℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Banda Aceh, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Banda Aceh in November – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Banda Aceh, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

August

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Banda Aceh seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Banda Aceh as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Banda Aceh is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Banda Aceh

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Banda Aceh for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Banda Aceh climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Banda Aceh for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Banda Aceh in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Banda Aceh in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Banda Aceh in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Banda Aceh in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 137mm (5") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Banda Aceh in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 160mm (6") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Banda Aceh in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Banda Aceh in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Banda Aceh in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Banda Aceh in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Banda Aceh in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 124mm (5") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Banda Aceh in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 160mm (6") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Banda Aceh in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 149mm (6") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banda Aceh in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Banda Aceh is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Banda Aceh is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Banda Aceh is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Banda Aceh, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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