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

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

When to go to South Sumatra, Indonesia

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

What to wear/what to pack for South Sumatra, Indonesia by month

January

January is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

February

February here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

March

If you go to South Sumatra in March, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

April

Traveling to South Sumatra in April, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals

May

May for South Sumatra can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

June

June in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

July

July is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

August

If you are traveling to South Sumatra in August, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

September

Traveling to South Sumatra in September, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

October

Traveling to South Sumatra in October, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November in this region is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

December

If you are traveling to South Sumatra in December, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for South Sumatra, Indonesia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in South Sumatra, 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 South Sumatra

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