Some weather advice
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jan 20, 2013 3:09 PM Last Post By: umsergio
Jan 17, 2013 4:23 PM
Some weather adviceHi guys,
I intend to go to Indonesia next 24/02 to 15/03 but, i am a bit concerned with the weather... after some research i understood that at that time is the rainy season ( almost at the end ). The question is, if i will have more sunny/dry days than wet days!?
I still haven´t planned nothing real, but Bali and some Vulcanoes hiking are "must to".
thak you and stay cool,
Jan 17, 2013 5:26 PM
1That is indeed to wet season in that part of the world, and hurricanes aren't unknown either. Already there is a lot of rain all around the region, although by then it may taper off a little, but its hard to tell. Cyclones are a possibility in some areas too (where r u going?).
There is still likely to be a fair amount of sunny days, and usually the mornings are fine, with the rain beginning in the afternoon. Also, there slightly less tourists that time of year too, so its still worth going. When i was in Bali in 2010 during the wet season, it hardly rained at all.
In the vaguest of nutshells, Java offers big cities, some amazing volcanic landscapes and ancient ruins. Bali offers a lot of tourists but surfing, diving and great interior scenery. Sumatra, Sulawesi and the islands east of Bali offer a lot more..
Jan 17, 2013 5:29 PM
2It is likely that you will see more sun than rain.
From memory, at that time of year, we would get the typical monsoon type of rain where the morning would be clear & sunny, there would be a brief afternoon downpour, and then the sun would shine again. On a few occasions, the day would be overcast & drizzly.
Jan 17, 2013 8:21 PM
3Advice at #1 and #2 is sound. If you are interested in climbing you can do no better than visit: http://www.gunungbagging.com The weather may be a problematic for climbing at that time of year though .
Jan 18, 2013 8:37 AM
I suggest from Bali you go east. Yes, the rainy season is sort of approaching its end, but it is still on. Rinjani will still be closed.
The islands in the east are drier than Bali, even in the rainy season.
I recommend Ile Boleng on Adonara
Ile Boleng crater
Goat hunter in Ile Boleng crater
and Sirung on Pantar. The latter is still active.
Find info on how to get there here and climate graphs here.
The volcanoes of Indonesia are awesome - each one in its own way!
Jan 18, 2013 5:23 PM
5Uauu thanks alot for so many informative aswers!
This is a very spontaneous travel, without much information, yet! I will study your informations.
My main intererest are the Volcanoes 4 sure, but also nature in general, and some snorkel/dive... without not forgetting culture/traditions/history.
thanks and good travels,
Jan 19, 2013 3:41 AM
6Indonesia does not get hurricanes or cyclones as it is on the equator. Eastern Indonesia is on the periphery of Australian cyclones.
February is the wettest month of the year in Bali.
Mt Rinjani in Lombok will be closed in February and March. My daughter has climbed Mt Rinjani in the wet season, but it involved walking in the rain for three days though 25 cm thick mud.
Jan 20, 2013 3:09 PM
7Well... Thanks a lot guys,but ... i change plans! Already book a travel to Managua, Nicaragua.
The weather seems just perfect and, they also have Volcanoes, Beaches, nice colonial old tows and it´s also a place that we never been, so it´s elllegible for this travel. If someone have any tips, the´re very welcome.
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