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

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

When to go to Pontianak, Indonesia

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

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

January

If you visit Pontianak during January, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

February

If you visit Pontianak during February, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

March

March in Pontianak can be very hot and somewhat stormy. 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:

  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

April

If you visit Pontianak during April, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

May

If you visit Pontianak during May, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

June in Pontianak is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

July

If you vacation in Pontianak during July, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses

August

If you visit Pontianak during August, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat

September

If you are traveling to Pontianak in September, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

October

If you vacation in Pontianak during October, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

November

If you vacation in Pontianak during November, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 80 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts

December

If you go to Pontianak in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Pontianak, 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 Pontianak
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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