Bali in December
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jul 31, 2011 11:03 PM Last Post By: Tri2006
Jul 31, 2011 3:58 AM
Jul 31, 2011 8:18 AM
Jul 31, 2011 8:31 AM
2I visited Bali in a January.
It rained every (other) day. But because I was in Bali to relax, and I didn't really have any destination, I found the rain wonderful and awesome. It wasn't stormy and wasn't windy. It was just drops of cool water.
Gave me one more reason to lay back and rest more. And to return to Bali end of this month for 2 weeks.
Jul 31, 2011 8:32 AM
3Come on Steve, don't make poor fellow too depressed! ;-)
December is hardly the ideal month indeed, but lots of people go and have fun in Bali during their Xmas and New Year holidays anyway.
It should always be kept in mind that even on those 22 rainy days it's unlikely to rain all day. It just means that there will be some rain on those days - most likely in the form of heavy downpours in the afternoon.
Jul 31, 2011 4:40 PM
4As anyone who actually lives here, and has experienced the month of December, year after year will tell you, those weather charts are useful only as a guide. Moreover some folks (who haven't even been here in the last 14 years) insist on painting the worst possible picture about Bali.
The fact is, that after July and August, December is the third highest month for foreign tourist arrivals, albeit a lot of that has to do with spending Christmas and New Years here in Bali.
The month of December is early on in our wet season. Most of the rain one encounters on Bali in December lasts for only an hour or so and then clears up very nicely. Moreover it most often will rain in the evening hours which is pleasant for sleeping.
Even in the peak of the rainy season in Bali, (which is January through March) we hardly ever get into a pocket of day after day monsoon sort of rains. Moreover our entire rainy seasons for the past several years has been much drier than the averages taken over many years, (the weather charts), this being best demonstrated by decidedly lower levels in our lakes.
You can take my word for it that the picture painted in post #5 above is pure hogwash and hardly "telling it like it is."
Jul 31, 2011 7:46 PM
5The almanac data cited by Laszlo at Post Response # 1 tells it like it is without any bias.
The Obvious Negatives of rain and wet and cloudy conditions on all of the activities cited at Post Response # 5 above states The Truth, and those who dispute these Obvious Negatives simply aren't telling The Truth and/or don't engage in those activities during December (or at any time), and aren't interested in those activities - probably because they are Bali ex pats and NOT tourists.
Trust in the UNBIASED ALMANAC DATA and COMMON SENSE that rain, wet conditions, muddy trails, turbulent seas and strong currents,, lack of clear visibility for snorkling and diving, wet slippery and dangerous roads, increased risk of water-borne diseases, malaria, dengue fever, and other tropical diseases (Mosquitos breed in standing rainwater), cloudcover that obscures views of the mountains and volcanoes, less than good photograhic opportunities, too many tourists during the latter part of the month, etc. make December a BAD TIME to visit.
Jul 31, 2011 11:03 PM
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