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Backside Beach, East Timor. Author Yeowatzup. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Backside Beach, East Timor. Author Yeowatzup

East Timor climate: when to go to East Timor

The climate of East Timor is tropical hot and humid, with monsoons, with two seasons caused by the alternation of the monsoon, there is in fact a rainy season from December to May and a dry season between June and November.

In Timor the north-west and south-west monsoon blow between December and March, bringing rains across the country. The winds from the south-east and north-east blow, however, between May and October, bringing a drier climate.

The rains vary considerably between different parts of the country, the north coast is the driest area, in this area have values ​​of precipitations ranging between 600 mm and 1300 mm per year, here the wettest months are between December and March.

Maubisse, East Timor. Author Yeowatzup. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Maubisse, East Timor. Author Yeowatzup

The mountainous areas of the interior are the most rainy as well as the region of the southern coast, where the rainy season lasts until July, in some mountain areas are exceeded 2500 mm of precipitation per year.

The island of Timor can be affected by tropical cyclones, they are not too frequent and occur on average less than once a year, the months in which are possible are between November and April.

The temperatures undergo small seasonal variations, the coolest month is July, the annual average maximum temperatures vary between 30°C and 32°C, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 22°C and 25°C.

The sea water temperature is maintained throughout the year between 27°C and 30°C.

WHEN TO GO TO EAST TIMOR

The best time for a trip to East Timor are the driest months between June and October, when the rains are less frequent and the humidity lower.

EAST TIMOR CLIMATIC TABLES

DILI (11 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 24,1 31,3 139,5  13
February 24,1 31,1 138,7  13
March 23,5 31,2 132,7  11
April 23,5 31,5 104,3  9
May 22,8 31,3 74,9  6
June 21,9 30,7 58,4  4
July 20,8 30,2 20,1  3
August 20,1 30,1 12,1  1
September 20,5 30,3 9,0  1
October 21,5 30,5 12,8  2
November 23,0 31,4 61,4  6
December 23,6 31,1 144,9  10
YEAR 22,4 30,9 908,8  80

VIQUEQUE
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 30
February 29
March 29
April 29
May 29
June 28
July 27
August 27
September 28
October 29
November 30
December 30
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