Weather in Feb in Bali

Old Dec 30th, 2007, 02:13 PM
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Weather in Feb in Bali

Has anyone travelled to bali in February, going to sanur Beach area, cany anyone give advice if they have experienced the rainy season whilst there?

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Old Dec 30th, 2007, 04:57 PM
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I've been to Bali during rainy season (Nov, Dec). The rain is short but intense and mostly late afternoon or evening,

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I spent 3 weeks in Bali, Java and Sulawesi in Feb. 1992 and came home with a nice tan. Yes, it rains, but never all day. Some days we had no rain; others some pretty good downpours. Go and enjoy!!
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Last Feb was rain more then the rainy season of December. But it was because very less rain on the previous December.

This December rain so hard in Bali so people expect to less rain on the upcoming months including Feb.
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Old Dec 30th, 2007, 09:57 PM
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February is the last month of the rainy season in that part of SE Asia. It's hard to say what you will experience. While all day downpours probably won't occur, you may have all day clouds. Whether you would enjoy this on a beach is up to you.

The one thing about the rainy season is that it makes snorkeling and diving much less than optimal, as cloud cover make the coral less colorful, and currents are stronger due to monsoon winds. If you aren't planning on doing a lot of snorkeling or diving, this probably won't bother you. Also, there is no diving or snorkeling to speak of off of Sanur, so again if you aren't planning to travel from Sanur, this may not bother you.

I personally would not fly all the way to Bali just to sit on Sanur beach, and if I WERE going to just sit on the beach in Sanur, then I would not do it during the rainy season. There is nothing wrong with a holiday of just sitting on the beach, but IMO, Bali is not the best place to choose for that type of holiday. The beaches of Bali, while perfectly pretty, are in no way special and IMO are not worth flying half way 'round the world to get to. What IS worth the travel are the inland rice terrace and temple areas, the culture, religion, art, dance, food and people. I hope you are going to experience that. You might want to consider staying inland in the Ubud area as you will be able to experience much more of the culture of Bali than on Sanur beach, IMO.

If you want a really lovely "just beach" holiday, go to the Maldives. Or the Caribbean. Both fantastic in February.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2008, 08:44 PM
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jolly, the rainy season in Bali is variable -- year to year and month to month. Sometimes it starts and ends early, sometimes late, sometimes you get rain for 4-5 months straight.

This year November and December have been very rainy -- with unusually severe storms that blow in and last for days. I wouldn't want to predict what February will be like but for sure if you're hoping for 100% sunny days, Bali may not be your best choice.

There are, as others have mentioned, plenty of other activities that you can do in Bali on a rainy day, but if working on your tan is your top priority then maybe you should re-think.
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If your into predictions I would predict that this Feb will be a wet one in Bali due to the effect of the long lasting La Nina in the Pacific this yr. During cold episodes, the colder than normal ocean temperatures in the equatorial central Pacific act to inhibit the formation of rain-producing clouds over that region. Wetter than normal conditions develop farther west over northern Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia, during the northern winter, and over the Philippines during the northern summer. Wetter than normal conditions are also observed over southeastern Africa and northern Brazil, during the northern winter season. Just a hunch

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