The rainy season in Bali is still rolling on. Though there is not long to go until the showers dry up, officials on the island have issued weather warnings from 27th-28th March, with an extension possible.
It is super important to listen to the weather warnings in Bali and prepare accordingly. While the heavy rains can sometimes last ten minutes, sometimes they can last a lot longer, causing flashing flooding, fallen trees, and landslides.
The most important factor to consider during a weather warning in Bali is the conditions at sea. Officials have issued warnings about high waves on some of the island’s most popular beaches.
Officials from the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency have issued weather warnings across Bali Province for the 27th-28th of March. Speaking on behalf of the BMKG Bali, Cahyo Nugroho told reporters what tourists and locals can expect in the coming days.
He said, “BMKG’s appeal to the public, among other things, is that people are advised to remain vigilant and be careful of the effects of disasters that can result from extreme weather such as floods, puddles, landslides, strong winds, fallen trees, and lightning.”
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The weather warning is particularly important for anyone who is planning to travel by sea, take part in any tourist activities on the ocean, or head out on the waves to surf. Nugroho added that waves might reach over 2m in height over the next two days.
The Head of try BKMG for Bali added, “the potential height of sea waves can reach two meters or more in the southern part of the Bali Strait, the Badung Strait, the southern part of the Lombok Strait, and the southern waters of Bali, [out into] the Indian Ocean.”
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Key coastal areas that have been issued weather warnings include Kuta, Tanah Lot, and Sanur. Further inland, tourists in Ubud and Kintamani are advised to plan their days, factoring in potential heavy downpours and strong winds. Forecasts predict wind speeds of up to 30 km/hr in places.
Weather warnings may be in place, but rain need not ruin a vacation. Although Bali is a destination with plenty of activities outdoors, there is plenty of fun to be had inside too.
A rainy day in Bali is the perfect chance to get settled at a cafe, watch the world go by, and sample everything (and we mean everything!) on the menu.
Check out Meraki Restaurant & Lounge in Canggu, Ulu Garden in Uluwatu, or Zest in Ubud for laid-back all-day hangouts when the rain starts to pour.
If you find yourself in Seminyak, you best make a B-line for Revolver Espresso or Sisterfields Cafe. Heading east into Legian and Kuta, Mugshot Coffee is a great spot to wait for the clouds to blow over, and Crumb and Coaster in Kuta is an epic brunch hangout.
Feeling energized and wanting to channel all the good vibes into action? Get yourself to a yoga class. Bali is famous for having some of the finest yoga studios in the world, almost all of which offer drop-in classes for those who are traveling through.
Or maybe a rainy day in Bali gives you the perfect opportunity to indulge in some self-care. What better way to relax and unwind than with a traditional Balinese massage as the rain pours down outside?
Many of Bali’s tourist spas and massage parlors offer walk-in appointments, though some of the more popular and luxurious spaces cater to clients by appointment only.
Looking for some spa inspiration? Zahara Spa is consistently rated as one of the best spas in Bali. Located in Nusa Dua and Uluwatu, Zahara Spa has tourists traveling from all over the world just to visit the healing and relaxing space.
Ubud Traditional Spa is one of the most highly regarded spas on the island. A family-run spa, the space offers a traditional Balinese healing experience. Treatments include the Ubud Royal Massage, the Rice Farmer Massage for all those hard workers out there, and Balinese reflexology.
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