A Complete Guide to Travelling to Bali in June!

The month of June falls in the dry season that the island goes through and is also the driest month. Although the climate in Bali is balmy all year round, June, especially, sees clear skies and cool winds, thus, making the temperature a favourable one. Without any further delay, let us look at some of the important and exciting aspects of the vacation of your dreams!

Weather in Bali in June

Weather in Bali is always a mix of warm, sunny days but in June especially, there are clear skies accompanied with cool breeze and some rainfall. It is the best time to go to Bali owing to the fact that June sees plenty of days without clouds and it is neither very humid nor very hot – an important prerequisite for all tourist related activities. Rainfall also sees a decrease in comparison to other months of the year. Bali is relatively less crowded and cleaner as June is just the beginning of peak season thereby allowing the tourists to indulge in sightseeing and other activities to their heart’s content. Coming up next, are more details about the weather.
 

Average Temperature

Daily Average Temperature – 26.6 Degree Celsius (approximately 80 Degree Fahrenheit)

Highest Daytime Temperature - 31 Degree Celsius (approximately 88 Degree Fahrenheit)

Lowest Daytime Temperature - 22 Degree Celsius (approximately 72 Degree Fahrenheit)

Cooler temperatures continue to exist in Bali in June and accompanying them, are zephyrs – cool breezes that mark the start of windy season as well.

Rainfall

It does rain in Bali in June but because this month coincides with the dry season, it also happens to be the month of lowest rains in the entire year and has plenty of days without clouds. The average rainfall remains between the lower limit of 50mm and the upper limit of 70mm rarely, if at all, exceeding this limit. Humidity remains at a low and tourists can take in all the beauty Bali has to offer, without having to worry about unexpected, heavy showers as most of the times, the rains are nothing but short showers which conclude as quickly as they had commenced. If you notice any change in the weather, just try to find shelter and wait for them to end or, as an alternative, you could keep an umbrella in your back when you venture out.

Sunshine

As the month falls in the dry season, there are a lot of sunny days but fret not – the weather remains comfortable and pleasant for everyone. There are at least 10 hours of sunshine per day  on an average, giving you enough time to visit the attractions on your bucket list. It is, however, advisable to apply your preferred SPF before you step in the sun to avoid unwanted tans. Carry your sunglasses or keep a hat in handy to enjoy the scenic beauty to the maximum and keep the harmful effects of the sun at bay.

Sea Temperature

The sea temperature in Bali does not get any colder than the average sea temperature that is it continues to be around an average of 28 Degree Celsius, approximately 82 Degree Fahrenheit. This ensures that you can either go for a dip or enjoy water sports to make the adventurer in you happy!

Things to do and places to tick off your bucket list in Bali in June

Oh, the traveller heart wants to do multiple things in the pleasant weather that Bali has to offer in June! That is why we prepared a list of things you can immerse yourself in and places you can go see in Bali when you go there in June.

1. Visit the world famous Seminyak Beach and surf

A breath-taking beach spread over a stretch of 8 kilometres, the world famous Seminyak Beach is the place you want to be at if you want to enjoy a good day of water sports in the warm and balmy weather of June. Whether you want to indulge in swimming or hang around the waves for a good surf, this beach has you covered. Relatively quiet during the day, Seminyak Beach also has a couple of restaurants and bars for quenching that post-activities thirst with a good, sea-side wine and dine.

Location – West coast of Southern region, North of Kuta

2. Witness the scenic beauty of Uluwatu Temple

The Uluwatu Temple is located on a cliff base and is about 70 metres above the waves. This place is an exotic one for those wanting to surf as well as those who just want to sit and enjoy the sunset while taking in the beauty of the sea. Also known locally as the Pura Luhur Uluwatu, this one place will definitely make up for a picturesque post. There is also an amphitheatre where the Ramayan ballet can be seen. This is also the place to enjoy the captivating Kecak Fire Dance – a form of Balinese Hindu dance, bound to leave you captivated.

Location – Talan Raya Uluwatu Pecatu, Badung

Time – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

3. Splash around in water at Waterbom Bali

It’s June and it’s Bali - how can you miss out on the amusement park known world-wide for its great quality rides? Spread across an area of 3.8 hectares, Waterbom Bali is the place to go to in order to spend some thrilling time doing various water activities. In addition to the rides, Waterbom Bali also has a reputation for providing the visitors with tasty food at economical rates. The park is also known be environmentally conscious as they have devoted a majority of the space to ecological conservation.

Location – Jl. Kartika Plaza Tuban, Kuta, Bali

Time – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

4. Shop traditional art or hangout with macaques in Ubud

Another thing that you can look forward to doing in Bali is to visit the Ubud Monkey forest and then the Ubud Art Market, located in the vicinity of each other, about a kilometre away. The Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is a place which serves as a ground for scientific research while also housing around 700 long tailed macaques and being a religious ground for the local community. From there, you can then go visit the Ubud Traditional Art Market which is divided into two parts – East for groceries and West for artwork. The various goods and art pieces you find here represent the traditional Balinese heritage and culture. As June provides days with good sunshine and next to none rainfall, your trip to Bali in June will not be complete without visiting these places.

Location – Ubud, Gianyar

Time – 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM for the Monkey Forest; 9:00AM to 6:00PM for the Arts Market
 

Festivals in June in Bali

While the month of June is the very beginning of peak tourist season, it also happens to be the month in which Bali starts one of its most important and grandly celebrated festivals

1. Bali Arts Festival

Inarguably one of the most grandiose festivals of Bali, the Bali Arts Festival is held every year to celebrate, preserve and initiate progress in the Balinese arts. This festival commences in June, usually the second Saturday, and ends in July, running for almost a month.

It was first held in 1979 and now has become not only Bali’s but also, Indonesia’s longest running festival till date. The festival attracts a variety of artists from across the world and it showcases Balinese talent and traditional Bali artists perform daily in addition to other Indonesian artists to raise awareness about the traditional, classical art forms which are now more or less extinct. It begins with an inaugural parade and then carries on to the Bali Arts Centre, Denpasar. This is not a festival to miss if you plan on going to Bali in June.

What to carry to Bali in June?

The first and foremost thing to keep in mind when planning a trip to Bali in June is to make sure that you keep light clothes because even though the temperatures are low in June, Bali is still a relatively warm place. Do make it a point to pack extra clothing in case of sudden rainfall and always keep an umbrella handy. You can also keep a simple flip-flop or even sandals as tend to be very useful in such cases. An added tip would be to pack sarongs, swimsuits and stock on your SPF50 as June provides the perfect time to go swimming and surfing in Balinese waters.

With all this on your checklist, gear up to have an incredible trip to Bali in June!

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