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Best time to visit Dili, East Timor

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The best time to visit Dili is October

If you’re looking to travel to Dili for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Dili is October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Dili can reach a maximum of 35℃ (94℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 23℃ (73℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Dili during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. The wet season in Dili falls around January, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Dili, 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

August

Dili seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Dili as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Dili 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 Dili

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 Dili 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.

Dili 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 Dili 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Dili in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 158mm (6") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Dili in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 145mm (6") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Dili in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 140mm (6") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Dili in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Dili in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Dili in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Dili in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Dili in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Dili in September

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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

Dili in October

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Dili in November

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Dili in December

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 138mm (5") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Dili is usually October, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (92℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Dili 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 Dili 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 Dili, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Dili map