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Best time to visit Makassar, Indonesia

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The best time to visit Makassar is September-October

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Makassar such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, September-October is the best time of year to go.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) in Makassar. In the colder months such as July, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 24℃ (75℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Makassar are usually in December, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in January, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

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

Warmest month

October

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

December

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Makassar seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Makassar

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 Makassar 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.

Makassar 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 Makassar 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Makassar in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 194mm (8") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Makassar in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 121mm (5") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Makassar in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Makassar in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Makassar in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Makassar in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 87mm (3") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Makassar in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Makassar in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Makassar in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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

Makassar in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Makassar in November

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Makassar in December

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 130mm (5") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Makassar is usually October, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Makassar is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Makassar is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Makassar, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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