Riau, Indonesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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February

February in Riau is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

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

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April

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

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May

May in Riau is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

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

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July

If you vacation in Riau during July, you will probably notice that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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August

If you vacation in Riau during August, you may 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 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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September

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

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October

October in Riau is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

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

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December

December in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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