Bali weather Feb. or May?

Oct 30th, 2010, 10:02 AM
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Bali weather Feb. or May?

Hi, We would like to go to Bali in Feb. or May. Which month would be the driest weather? Best prices? Thank you. Joan
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Oct 30th, 2010, 10:44 AM
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Bear in mind Feb 3 is Chinese New Year, people from the neighboring countries like Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore would be heading to Bali for their long holidays.
Weatherwise someone was saying it has been very rainy this year. The rain in Bali isn't an issue for me.
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Oct 30th, 2010, 10:53 AM
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www.weatherbase.com has historic weather records

Generally, best weather = highest prices, except the Xmas-NY period is rather rainy but has perhaps the highest prices of the year.
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Oct 30th, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Thank you. The precipitation chart on weatherbase.com was especially helpful.
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Oct 30th, 2010, 05:21 PM
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Rain is unpredictable in Bali. This year it's been excessive -- no dry season at all. Other years there are droughts. I would expect some rain in both months, maybe more in February, but I wouldn't let it drive your decision. Even during the rainy season the rain isn't nonstop. It rain heavily for an hour or two then the sun comes out. It won't slow you down.
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Oct 30th, 2010, 06:08 PM
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may is perfect!!
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Oct 31st, 2010, 09:02 PM
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May is usually the cusp of the cool dry season, so if weather is a big factor in your plans, May is a safer choice. The coolest weather is usually from June - August.

This past season was wetter than usual, we had more days of rain and we didn't get the deliciously cool weather we usually do. However, part of the equation is where you will be staying. Different parts of Bali have more or less rain. Ubud is rainier and much more lush. The southern Beach areas are drier, and the north coast the driest. The area around Bedugul is always cool due to the altitude.

Prices may go up a bit around end of Dec to beg of January, and then from July - Aug. However, there is a huge range of accomodation to suit all budgets, no matter the season, from a low of about US 12 for backpackers to 30 - 70 for midrange, about 100 for upper midrange, and then the sky is the limit for 5 stars.
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