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Borneo – Best time to go

Best time to visit Borneo

The best time to visit Borneo is from March to October

Borneo’s climate is the epitome of tropical. Sunny skies give way to downpours, yet all the while staying at a warm 31ºC with 80% humidity.

  • Maximum daytime temperature - 35ºC
  • Minimum night time temperature - 15ºC
  • Average rainfall – 230mm per month
  • Average daylight hours – 9

What’s the weather like in Borneo from March to October?

Visit during March and October for the dry season. During these months, Borneo experiences bright sunshine and balmy temperatures. There may be a little rain at times but it’s usually only short bursts. October is considered to be the end of peak season so is the best time to for holidays to Borneo if you want to escape the tourists.

Why book a holiday in Borneo from March to October?

  • In May and June, orangutans begin to make their way from the tree tops in search of fruit, meaning you may come up close and personal to one on a jungle hike
  • May is the start of turtle season and Lakanyan Island is the perfect place to witness them in the wild
  • October is quiet, with reduced prices on accommodation, as well as quieter beaches

Best times to visit

Dry Season

While the seasons of Borneo can be generally broken down into wet and dry, Borneo enjoys a tropical climate with rain falling at any time. Throughout the dry season sunny skies are intermittently broken by quick showers, which just as quickly turn back to sunny skies. 

Rainy Season

Borneo’s rainy season is a bit of a misnomer, as rain can occur at any time throughout the year. The tropical climate brings sporadic rainfall which returns to sunny skies very quickly.

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Average weather in January

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
29ºC
15mm

Average weather in February

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
29ºC
14mm

Average weather in March

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
30ºC
13mm

Average weather in April

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
30ºC
15mm

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
31ºC
13mm

Average weather in June

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
31ºC
13mm

Average weather in July

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
30ºC
12mm

Average weather in August

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
31ºC
11mm

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
31ºC
11mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
30ºC
9mm

Average weather in November

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
30ºC
9mm

Average weather in December

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Borneo
29ºC
12mm

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