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

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

When to go to Sumba, Indonesia

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

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

January

In January, Sumba is consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Sumba, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Sumba during February, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Sumba can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Sumba in April, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Sumba during May, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Sumba in June, you will notice that it is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

August

If you vacation in Sumba during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

If you visit Sumba during September, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

October in Sumba can be very 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

November in Sumba is consistently 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, Sumba is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Sumba, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sumba, 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 Sumba
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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