Borneo Weather October Averages, Indonesia

    • Temperature Temperature 27°C 81°F
    • High Temperature High Temperature 31°C 88°F
    • Low Temperature Low Temperature 23°C 73°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hours
    • Rainfall Rainfall 230 mm

    Borneo Weather for October 2021

    What's The Weather Like In Borneo In October 

    Borneo is one of the world's most biodiverse places, home to unique fauna and flora, the most notable of which is the orangutan. This alone is enough to make it a recommended destination, but when you add the island's beaches, cultures and opportunities for outdoor adventurers, you have a destination that is unparalleled by any other on earth. The weather, too, is exceptional.

    October marks the start of the monsoon season in Borneo, a time of year featuring plenty of rainfall but also high temperatures and still a surprisingly high number of daily sunshine hours.


    The total amount of rainfall this month is 230mm, which is actually not particularly high, especially when compared with the numbers seen in December and January. The likelihood that it rains on any given day is about 76% in October, with little variation throughout the month. This is quite high. You are most likely to experience thunderstorms when visiting Borneo this time of yearhey occur 69% of the time when it rains.

    Sunshine Hours

    Even though the chance of rainfall might be 76% every day, there are still 8 hours of sunshine to be enjoyed on average each day, too. This indicates that rain showers are generally short-natured, clearing up quickly and making way for more sunrays.


    The monsoon season is the "coolest" time of year in Borneo. Temperatures are at their lowest, which doesn't mean, however, that it is cold. The island is located at the equator, which results in year-round high temperatures. October, as well as the following four months, might be the coolest of the year, the average temperature does remain at a high 27°C. During the day, the mercury climbs to an average high of 31°C, while at night, it drops to an average low of 23°C. 

    Borneo Hotels In October

    Virgin Cocoa

    Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, is an ideal place for beach vacations, even in October. Consider staying at Virgin Cocoa, a tropical hideaway island. This spectacular resort is set on a small tropical island dotted with palm trees and lined with beautiful sand beaches. Accommodation is offered in 18 beachside bungalows, constructed with sustainable materials. This is a superb place for vacations focused on scuba diving, snorkelling, sunbathing and simply relaxing in the sun.

    Mesra Sangkulirang Bay

    Situated in Benua Baru Ilir, Mesra Sangkulirang Bay is one of the most popular resort-style accommodations in Kalimantan. It has a nice outdoor pool and plenty of other facilities, including a beautiful sitting area that overlooks the ocean.

    Lapauta Derawan Resort & Restaurant

    Lapauta Derawan Resort & Restaurant is a wonderful place to stay if you are travelling with children. Set on quiet Derawan Island, this resort has a variety of accommodations available and features a sand beach, palm trees and a dive centre.

    Borneo Beaches For October

    Angsana Beach 

    Enjoy the 8 hours of sunshine per day in October at Angsana Beach in South Kalimantan. This amazing beach features crystal-clear water with calm waves and beautiful white sand. Its gently sloping sand is backed by many lush tropical trees. You can rent a boat to access the coral reef that lies 3.5 kilometres off shorecuba diving and snorkelling are the main things to do at this beach, besides simply sunbathing on the soft sands.

    Bars And Restaurants

    Kebab Turki Baba Rafi

    Kebab Turki Baba Rafi is one of the world's largest Turkish kebab chains with several stalls in Kalimantan. These stalls are found on the street and are excellent places to grab a quick snack or meal. The menu features everything from kebabs to hamburgers and sandwiches.

    Coffee & Chef

    For coffee or a meal, head over to Coffee & Chef. This coffee shop and restaurant is ideal for a superb cup of coffee in the morning or afternoon, or for some authentic Indonesian dishes, snacks and sandwiches and noodles.

    W Kopi

    Another recommended coffee place is W Kopi, which is found in both Banjarmasin and Banjar Baru.

    Things To Do In Borneo In October

    Pangkalan Bun

    Kalimantan is a big island, so you will definitely not be able to explore all of it during your vacation in October. Do try, however, to visit the town of Pangkalan Bun. This fun town on the banks of the Arut River features authentic riverside life and a few interesting heritage sites. This makes it a fine place to base yourself when visiting Central Kalimantan. The town also serves as a gateway to fantastic Tanjung Puting National Park. One of the major highlights is a visit to the Orangutan Care Center Quarantine, a facility where wounded and confiscated orangutans are taken care of.

    Barito River

    Located in South Kalimantan, the 600-kilometre-long Barito River is another must see, especially for those who love swimming and diving. You can take boat tour and explore the rainforest and view the abundance of exotic wildlife. Along the river, travellers can also see and visit traditional Banjarese villages.

    October signals the Dragon Cup football tournament and the popular running race in Singkawang. Colorful and exotic floating markets take place every day and are ideal for  buying traditional items to take home as unique gifts and keepsakes. For more shopping, go to the Jalan Antasari Bridge where you can purchase the traditional tie-dyed batik.

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