As a tropical country, Indonesia sometimes reaches the highest temperature, which makes some cities so hot. Commonly, at the peak of the dry season, most of those cities can even reach a temperature of around 39 Celcius degree.
The increasing temperature in Indonesia during the dry season is related to the wind that moves around the city to the sea. That is why every city has a different temperature based on the distance to the sea.
Speaking of the hottest temperature in an Indonesian city, here we have some of the lists of them. Some of them become the most popular cities that are worth visiting. Let’s check them out below!
1. Bima, West Nusa Tenggara
Bima is the city that becomes the center of West Nusa Tenggara that has so many beautiful beaches in Eastern Indonesia. The city is surrounded by the sea that makes it has a higher temperature compared to other cities in Indonesia.
During the dry season, Bima can reach a temperature of around 39 Celcius degree. That makes the city feels so hot during the day. On most regular days, the temperature in the Bima reaches between 32 up to 34 Celcius degree.
That fact makes Bima commonly has the hottest temperature among Indonesian cities. Even during a normal day, the city still feels hot with the average temperature is around 32 Celcius degrees.
2. Surabaya, East Java
Surabaya is the capital city of East Java that commonly has a high temperature. The city is located not far from the beach that can easily be attacked by the heatwave. Even though heatwave commonly only happens around five days, but the temperature makes Surabayanese feels it as the hottest day.
Surabaya commonly has an average temperature between 33 up to 35 Celcius degree. During the dry season that includes the heatwave days, the temperature can reach up to 37 Celcius degree.
So, if you visit Surabaya during the dry season, it is better to come in the early dry seasons. During the last time of the dry season, commonly there is a heatwave phenomenon that makes the city becomes hotter than the regular day. You can explore the city during the night to enjoy some views of the cities in Indonesia with beautiful night views.
3. Cirebon, West Java
Cirebon is one of the popular cities in West Java that has so many worths visiting of beautiful places. The city has the nearest place to the Javanese harbor North of the Javanese sea.
During the dry season, Cirebon can reach the highest temperature at around 37 up to 38 Celcius degree. That is why tourists commonly say that the city becomes the hottest temperature during the dry season.
Even so, during the regular day, Cirebon also has a higher temperature compared to other cities in West Java. Commonly the city has an average temperature is around 34 up to 35 Celsius degree.
4. Bekasi, West Java
Bekasi is one of the cities in West Java that has the highest temperature after Cirebon. As an industrial city, Bekasi has so much polluted air that makes the city becomes hotter during the day.
In the meantime, Bekasi increased their development program to focusing so many buildings and factories. It seems that the city doesn’t include the environmental program to plant trees so that it feels hotter comparing to other cities in Indonesia.
At the peak of the dry seasons, Bekasi can reach a temperature of around 37 Celcius degrees. That makes the city feels hot to explore during the day. That becomes one of the tips that you should know before visiting Indonesia for the first time.
5. Palembang, South Sumatra
Palembang is the capital city of South Sumatra that becomes one of the most popular metropolitan cities in Indonesia. Just like Bekasi, Palembang also focusing their development building through the city.
Over than that, Palembang becomes the city in South Sumatra that is located near the sea. That makes the wind that comes over from and to the city have a higher temperature of around 36 Celcius degree, comparing to another city in South Sumatra.
As the existence of the biggest factory exist there for so many years, that also gives contribution to the high temperature in Palembang. That makes tourist feels the hot temperature during their vacation there.
6. Medan, North Sumatra
Medan is the capital city of North Sumatra that has so many beautiful places to visit. Some of the areas are popular with the hottest temperature, which can reach around 36.8 Celcius degrees during the dry season.
Medan is located in a difficult equator line that makes the city has a difficult rainfall cycle from time to time. It can be said that the city always has a longer dry season comparing to other cities in Indonesia. If you don’t like hot cities, you can explore the city with the coldest temperature in Indonesia in Berastagi, Medan.
7. Pekanbaru, Riau
Pekanbaru is the capital city of Riau that located near North Sumatra. The city is surrounded by the sea and crossed by the equator line. That makes the city always has a high temperature comparing to other cities in Indonesia.
During the dry season, the temperature in Pekanbaru, Riau, can reach a temperature of around 36 Celcius degree. On a regular day, the temperature has not different from the peak of the dry season.
8. Bengkalis, Riau
Just like Pekanbaru, Bengkalis also have their peak temperature during the dry season. Commonly it can reach up to 35.5 Celcius degrees even though the distance between Bengkalis and Riau is so far away from one another.
Commonly, during the regular day, the temperature in Bengkalis, Riau can reach between 32 up to 33 Celcius. Still, it feels hot, right?
So, there are some of the cities with the hottest temperature in Indonesia. Have you ever explore one of them?