Temperature at Bromo in November?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 24, 2012 1:14 AM Last Post By: Helios37
Nov 8, 2012 4:37 PM
Temperature at Bromo in November?I've begun packing for our family trip later this month and from what I've read, it's cold in Bromo (and Cemoro Lawang - where we're staying) at night. Can anyone tell me - is this thick wooly jumpers, lots of layers, and hat cold, or ski jacket, hat, gloves and thick socks (for snow) cold? We're staying overnight and doing the Bromo sunrise trip.
I'm mostly worried about the kids - I want to be sure not to overpack (2 backpacks/4ppl is always a challenge!), nor to have them miserable if layers won't do!
Nov 8, 2012 10:03 PM
1Can't help you with overnight as we drove up from Melang for the day but when you get to viewing height overlooking Bromo it is chilly and hot ginger tea went down very well. I'd estimate the temperature at about 10 degrees celcius. We were wearing shorts and t shirts but put on light cotton jumpers at altitude which were fine for the 30 minutes or so we spent there. I suspect jeans and a light jumper would do the trick and perhaps a beanie but anything else would be overkill.
Nov 9, 2012 2:30 AM
2About 6-10 years ago I did my Bromo trip from Malang - when I got near the lookout there were helpful people with fleecy jackets to keep me warm (I had never thought of it) - kept me warm for the sunrise. When I got back to the car to go onto Bromo itself was the jacket owner to take it back and claim a (reasonable) fee.
In other words do not worry - enterprise will be there to help you for anything you have forgotten. You do not need to cart extra clothes for only a few hours.
(You will find this out wherever you travel n SEA.)
Nov 9, 2012 11:28 PM
Nov 10, 2012 7:10 AM
There are loads of fleece jackets for rent just before you get to the lookout point. A T shirt underneath, long sleeved shirt, and a pullover was just about enough. The legs were cold though. In any case, just rent gloves and the thick anorak from the boys. Much more practical than lugging them all over Indonesia while traveling. IMHO.
Nov 10, 2012 4:40 PM
5I was there just a couple of weeks ago and the locals had all been warning me how cold it was going to be overnight. In the end, it was completely fine. Anything you've already got in your bag will be enough (assuming you have one kind of pullover or jacket). Most people weren't using gloves or beanies even. As soon as the sun came up it got really hot too! I think the Indonesians feel the cold a lot more than most westerners because they're not used to it!
Nov 10, 2012 8:49 PM
6We were there 2 years ago in November. It was freezing in the unheated cabin all night. We wore everything we had. Consider getting uniqlo clothes -- lightweight and warm. We used them in Tibet last year for a similar excursion and fared much better.
Nov 10, 2012 9:56 PM
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