Bali is located just a few degrees south of the equator and has a tropical climate with average temperatures around 30°C. Therefore it’s an ideal holiday destination almost all year round. The sun is very strong here, so don’t forget to protect yourself with high factor sunscreen.
Start with a sunscreen factor 50 and then reduce it to 30, but still apply a factor of 50 to sensitive areas such as your face.
Did you know that the traditional Balinese calendar follows the rice growing cycle and is called Pawukon?
Bali weather forecast
Weather averages in Bali
The temperatures on Bali are very consistent all year round and fluctuate around 30°C. The coast has always slightly higher temperature than inland.
When to go to Bali? Ideal is spring or autumn. There are fewer tourists on the island, prices are lower and it doesn’t rain very often, however, some showers can still occur. Of course summer and winter are not bad, just count with more tourists.
What is the best month to go to Bali?
Depending on the amount of rainfall, the season in Bali can be divided into dry and rainy season.
- The dry season in Bali is from March to November.
- The rainy season in Bali is from December to March. But it’s usually in form of showers, it’s still likely it’ll be sunny for a good part of the day. So you don’t have to worry that it’ll rain throughout your whole holiday.
The humidity in Bali is around 80%, but often exceeds 90%.
TIP: You can buy a raincoat on Bali. Quality raincoat poncho costs around $4.
Earthquakes in Bali
Bali and all the Indonesian islands are located in an area of abundant seismic activity. It is because two tectonic plates boardering each other here. Earthquakes are nothing special here. However most of these are minor earthquakes that you don’t even feel. These earthquake are here on a daily basis. There is a sophisticated warning system in Bali in case of stronger earthquake and the tsunami which can be associated with it.
Tsunami in Bali
A very strong earthquake is usually accompanied by a tsunami wave. Bali has a sophisticated warning siren system. A three-minute signal is a warning that you should leave the red zones which are marked with signs within 15 to 20 minutes. If you are on the beach and are hit by a strong earthquake, don’t wait for the sirens, but immediately after the earthquake stops move to the yellow zone. Map of zones can be found here.
TIP: For a more restful sleep, book your accommodation rather in the yellow zone.