Bintan Weather June Averages, Indonesia
What's the weather like in Bintan in June
June marks the beginning of the dry southwest monsoon season in Bintan, Indonesia. This is the high tourist season in the region, a region that comprises the Riau archipelago of which Bintan is a part, and Singapore, which lies just across the Singapore Strait. The weather is much drier than it was in the past seven to eight months, temperatures are still high and there is plenty of sunshine to enjoy. Diving conditions are near perfect.
The sea temperature is at its annual high in June, averaging 30°C. The same temperature is also recorded in May. This alone makes swimming and sunbathing hugely popular activities on the island, but when you also consider the weather conditions that follow below, you'll want to book a summer vacation straight away.
In the afternoons, the mercury climbs to an average high temperature of 31°C, the highest in the whole year, which is also recorded in the previous three months. At night, the temperature doesn't drop below the average low of 24°C. Needless to say that these high temperatures are delightful. However, make sure to get air-con in your room or you won't sleep very much if you're not used to these kinds of temperature. The overall average temperature is 28°C.
A typical day in June enjoys 8 hours of sunshine on average. This is basically the annual daily averageost months have 7, 8 or 9 hours of sunshine per day.
This relatively high number of sunshine hours is thanks to decreasing cloud cover. Cloud cover drops from 41% to 38% in the course of the month.
This, of course, also influences the amount of rainfallewer clouds, less precipitation. And indeed, June is one of the driest months of the whole year, with a total of 134mm. Only August, with its 133mm total is drier, but only very, very slightly. These numbers, it must be said, would be quite high in any other non-tropical destination, but here in Bintan, they're the lowest in the year. This relatively low amount of rainfall makes diving conditions ideal this time of year. The visibility underwater is excellent and the water is gloriously warm.
The chance that precipitation occurs decreases throughout June. It is most likely in the beginning of the month (38%) and least likely at the end (28%). Moderate is the most common rainfall type, occurring on 57% of the days with rainfall. Thunderstorms and light rain might happen as well, respectively on 24% and 18% of those days.
If you want to check the weather forecast for Bintan, Indonesia, you can do so on this page.
Bintan Hotels for June
Situated on the northwest coast of the island, Banyu Biru Villas is a recommended place to stay surrounded by lush gardens. This is an ideal resort for families and groups of friends, its two-floor villas featuring kitchenettes, living spaces and bathrooms. The villas are aimed at offering you a home away from home. Villas are available for short-term rent or long-term rent.
For the most secluded and get-away-from-it-all vacation in June, you should definitely opt to stay at Nikoi Island. This is a private island resort about 8 kilometres off the coast of Bintan. It's one of the most unspoiled destinations in the area, an island surrounded by crystal-clear water and home to the most beautiful of beaches. There, you can stay in beach houses, enjoy the pool, have drinks at the bar, and sunbathe on the beach.
Hotel Panorama is a popular hotel on the island, offering comfortable accommodation in an elegant building. It is located in Tanjung Pinang, conveniently close to many of the town's attractions. Facilities and services include a restaurant, 24-hour room service, massages, a café and air-conditioning.
Bintan Beaches for June
One of the greatest beaches in Bintan is Trikora Beach, a long section of beautiful white sands on the island's east coast that is dotted with large rocks. With a sea temperature that averages 30°C in June, this is a place you will want to visit in the hot afternoons. This popular beach is visited by locals, tourists and visitors from Malaysia and Singapore alike.
Bars and Restaurants
Some of the best and most popular restaurants on the entire island can be found at the Nirwana Gardens resort complex. Choose from the Kelong seafiid restaurant, Dino Bistro or Rin Japanese restaurant, to name a few.
Things to do in Bintan in June
The Tanjung Pinang International Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar in Bintan, which often is in June, so if you are visiting this time of year you are in for a treat.
The boats are vividly coloured and the customary performances engaging. The festival is not just a spectator sport, as teams of dragon boat racers compete in a cross-channel race and anyone can form a team. It costs nothing to participate, so grab some friends and compete. The race covers a slightly rough water course that is 3.8 kilometres (2.3 miles) across the Penang Channel, from Tanjung City Marina to Pantai Bersih and back.
Many past visitors have counted their participation in the festivities as the highlight of their trip to Bintan Island, as they get immersed in the tradition and pageantry that is an important part of Bintan's history and culture.
The boats used for the races are not solely for transportation; they are beautifully decorated with a Chinese dragon head and painted in vivid colours. The boats can be manned by as many as 20 paddlers and are led by a drummer at the front of the boat who drives a beat to keep everyone on pace together.