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Officials Explain The Recent Extreme Heat In Bali

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Officials from Denpasar Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) have explained the recent extreme heat in Bali.

The Coordinator of Denpasar BMKG Data and Information III, Dwi Hartanto confirmed that the phenomenon was caused by the position of the sun in October and November. “The annual pseudo position of the sun on these days is directly above Bali and other southern areas of the earth.” Hartanto said on Friday (22/10).

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

Hartanto explained that this phenomenon causes the affected areas to have higher intensity of sunlight as well as higher humidity levels which makes it feel hotter than the normal conditions. “Most of the regions on the southern part of the equator such as Bali and Nusa Tenggara will have higher temperatures and humidity levels. The highest temperature could reach around 30°- 34°C midday.” Hartanto added.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

He also said that the city areas might have a higher impact, in comparison with the country areas, as humidity levels could potentially rise to over 90%. Therefore, Hartanto reminds people to protect their skin from the scorching sun and keep their body hydrated during this season. “People must keep their body hydrated by consuming water and fruits as well as protecting their skin from direct sunlight by applying sunscreen while doing outdoor activities.” Hartanto concluded.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Saturday 21st of October 2023

That's not true. This is due to El Nino. It is very unusual.

Pseudo Position?

Have studied meteorology all my life and never heard that one.

J West

Monday 25th of October 2021

The sun is the culprit? Not “ human caused climate change”? What a radical idea. Russian scientists ( unaffected by threats of sanctions by western universities) concluded long ago that global warming is the result of the sun becoming increasingly hotter and in approx 1.1 billion years the temperature on Earth will have increased 6% and there will be no life. Earths atmosphere has been changing constantly for billions of years and humans have no control over what happens in the universe. Deal with it. However, climate change is a good excuse to raise taxes in the G20 as a way to construct UN boondoggles in the third world. That concept was born originally as “ sustainable development” financing. But, as psychology tells us, “ the brain lives an adventure” .

Brian from UK

Sunday 24th of October 2021

Quarantine stopped us coming for a month! Looks like its Thailand again after there quarantine relaxations Shame really wanted to see Bali


Sunday 24th of October 2021

Got me thinking if same phenomenon is behind snowing in northern hemisphere. You know, like same, but other way around. Interesting


Sunday 24th of October 2021

These average temperatures are not extreme at all. Bali never has anything but normal - there are no sea level rises either - just the usual longshore drift.