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

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

When to go to Riau, Indonesia

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

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

January

Traveling to Riau in January, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

February

February for Riau can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Riau can be sweltering. 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
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

July

If you go to Riau in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Riau is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Riau in September, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Riau can be sweltering. 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:

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

November

November in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Riau, 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 Riau

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