Makassar, Indonesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Makassar, Indonesia? If you're planning to go to Makassar, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Makassar, Indonesia

Based on the climate and weather in Makassar, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Makassar, Indonesia by month

January

January here is really hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

February

February in Makassar can be sweltering and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain boots

March

In March, Makassar is consistently hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Makassar, with most of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

April

April in Makassar is really hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

If you go to Makassar in May, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

June

Traveling to Makassar in June, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

July in Makassar can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

August

August in this region is blindingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts

September

If you go to Makassar in September, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses

October

October in Makassar can be excruciatingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

November

Traveling to Makassar in November, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot, extremely rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

December

Traveling to Makassar in December, you will notice that it can be very hot and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Makassar, Indonesia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Makassar, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Makassar
  • Appropriate museum wear

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