Although the month of December can be quite cold throughout much of Europe, in Bali, the temperatures are actually warm this time of the year. The average temperature in December is 27°C (81°F), with an average low of 23°C (73°F), and an average high of 30°C (86°F). The beginning of the month sees cloudy days with some sun mixed in, a decent chance of rain, and an average daily temperature of 27°C (81°F), which only drops slightly as the month goes on.
The middle of the month sees less sun and a higher chance of rain, while the end of December brings almost constant rain. The lowest ever recorded temperature in Bali in December is 18°C (64°F), while the highest ever recorded temperature is 40°C (104°F). Although the “wet season” has already been going on for two months, the amount of rainfall is not yet significant until we reach December.
This month, the average amount of rainfall is start from 90mm, occurring over the span of 13 days. This is 20mm more than in November, and on average, tied for the most rainfall of any month. An increase in rain also means less sunshine, and the average daily sunshine in December is just seven hours. This doesn’t mean when it rains it lasts all day however, as days with rainstorms can still produce sunny afternoons or evenings, or vice versa, with days beginning with lots of sun, before a rainstorm that night.
Even though December is when wet season begins to peak, it is still a great time to enjoy the beaches when it’s not raining because of the sea temperature. The average sea temperature this month is 27°C (81°F), which is warm water and enjoyable even for extended periods of time. Humidity totals in December remain the same on average as they are in November, with an average level of 75%, which is slightly uncomfortable. They due start to increase as the month goes on, as January produces some of the highest humidity levels of the year.
The month of December is a very popular time for Australians to visit Bali, as many choose to celebrate Christmas here – and enjoy the amazing surf – although this is a popular destination for Australians year-round as well. Many restaurants and hotels cater to the high percentage of Aussies, and now serve items local to Australia. There are also several establishments throughout Bali that are owned and run by Australians, further making visitors from this continent feel at home.