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Tual is a city located in the Maluku Province of Indonesia. It is the capital of the Kepulauan Tual Regency and is located on the island of Tual, which is the largest island in the Tanimbar Islands archipelago. The city is located in the southeastern part of the island, and is known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical forests, and abundant marine life.

Tual has a population of around 30,000 people, and is known for its rich cultural heritage. It is home to a variety of ethnic groups, including the Tanimbarese, the Banda, and the Kei. The main languages spoken in Tual are Tanimbarese and Indonesian.

Tual has a long and fascinating history. In the 16th century, the Portuguese explorer Francisco de Almeida arrived in the area and established a trading post. In the 18th century, the Dutch East India Company took control of the region and established a trading post in Tual.

In the 19th century, the Dutch East Indies government established a fort in Tual. This fort was used to protect the Dutch trading post from pirates and other threats. During World War II, the city was occupied by the Japanese. After the war, the city was returned to Dutch control.

Today, Tual is a vibrant and bustling city. It is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning beaches, lush forests, and vibrant culture. The city is also known for its annual festivals, such as the Tanimbar Festival, which celebrates the traditional cultures of the region. There are also many historical sites in the city, such as the Fort of Tual, which is now a museum.

Excursion tips for a day in Tual

As a tourist in Tual, Indonesia, there are plenty of activities to enjoy during the day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Tual Museum to learn about the history and culture of the region.

2. Explore the local market to find unique souvenirs and sample the local cuisine.

3. Take a boat tour of the nearby islands in the Banda Sea.

4. Relax on the beaches of Pulau Babi and Pulau Nusantara.

5. Go snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the Banda Sea.

6. Take a guided tour of the historic Fort Rotterdam.

7. Visit the local temples and shrines to learn about the spiritual culture of the island.

8. Take a day trip to the nearby island of Pulau Kai to explore its stunning scenery.

9. Go hiking or biking in the nearby hills and mountains.

10. Take a trip to the nearby town of Ambon to experience its vibrant nightlife.

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The climate in Tual

Tual in Indonesia experiences a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. During the summer months (December to February) temperatures can reach up to 34°C and the humidity is high. The wet season (March to October) brings heavy rainfall and higher humidity levels. The winter months (November to April) are generally dry and temperatures are slightly cooler. During the cooler months, temperatures range from 28 to 30°C. Overall, the climate in Tual is hot and humid throughout the year with the wet season bringing more rainfall.

Cruise weather for Tual

Our weather forecast for Tual helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 25.2 °C
27.4 m/s
34.2 m/s
88.8 %
23.5 m
87.2 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 24.2 °C
23.8 m/s
27.7 m/s
97.3 %
19.1 m
88.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 25 °C
28.4 m/s
32.4 m/s
77.5 %
24.1 m
87.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 25.3 °C
29.9 m/s
37.8 m/s
38.2 %
24.0 m
88.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 25.2 °C
34.2 m/s
44.6 m/s
18.0 %
23.8 m
88.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 25.1 °C
35.3 m/s
44.0 m/s
65.2 %
24.1 m
87.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 25 °C
36.0 m/s
49.0 m/s
55.7 %
24.1 m
85.4 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 25 °C
36.1 m/s
47.2 m/s
61.0 %
24.1 m
85.9 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24.9 °C
39.6 m/s
49.7 m/s
70.3 %
24.1 m
86.3 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 24.9 °C
36.0 m/s
45.0 m/s
28.6 %
24.1 m
86.3 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 25.1 °C
36.4 m/s
48.2 m/s
87.9 %
23.4 m
87.4 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 25 °C
33.1 m/s
42.1 m/s
92.6 %
23.9 m
87.5 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 25.1 °C
33.1 m/s
41.4 m/s
49.2 %
23.6 m
87.7 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 25.2 °C
27.7 m/s
38.9 m/s
75.6 %
24.1 m
88.2 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Tual

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Scheduled ship calls in Tual, Indonesia
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