WHEN TO GO
Southern and Central Maluku islands have a wet monsoon from May to August. Be aware this is the opposite to the rest of Indonesia.
Northern Maluku islands experience the wet monsoon between December and March in line with the rest of Indonesia. Note however the northern islands can be hot and humid much of the time with rain always a possibility, more so from December through to March.
During the dry season maximum temperatures average around 30°C and 23°C during the wet.
The Sula Islands which lie to the east of Sulawesi tend to follow the southern and central weather patterns.
If you are planning to travel by sea to and around the Maluku’s be aware strong winds may be encountered particularly westerly’s from December to March. Sea transport is rarely cancelled but some smaller vessels particularly in the south may cancel or postpone services.