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Weather Warning In Bali For Tourists Visiting Southern Coast 

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Tourists in Bali’s southern coastal resorts are being warned about tidal waves and extreme weather fronts rolling into the area.

The news comes as tidal flooding impacted dozens of businesses in the Kuta area on Wednesday 5th June.

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The extreme waves even impacted the Kuta Beach Task Force Office yesterday morning.

High waves reaching over 3m at times came crashing onto the beachfront and into the commercial properties behind. 

Speaking to reporters, Made Oka Adnyana, the Coordinator of Team 4 of the Kuta Beach Task Force, said. “The new big wave conditions Today (yesterday) occurred from 08.00 WITA until noon around 11.00 WITA. “The big waves reached the parking lot of the Kuta Beach Task Force Office.”

The situation regarding the risk of further tidal flooding in Kuta and the surrounding areas is being monitored by the Kuta Beach Task Force Team.

Adnyana told reporters, “We are still paying close attention to the condition of traders and tourists, we are still on guard, and we are still appealing to traders and beach visitors to remain alert with loudspeakers.”

Speaking separately, the Head of the Center for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BBMKG) Region III Denpasar, Cahyo Nugroho, said that ocean wave height in the waters north of Bali ranges from 0.25 to 1.25 meters in the waters south of Bali it ranges from 1 to 3.5 meters.

He explained that “in the Bali Strait wave height ranges from 0.5 to 3 meters and between Lombok it ranges from 0.5 to 3 meters. This condition is predicted to last for the next three days, but the wave height in the southern waters of Bali can reach 0.75 to 3 meters.”

Nugroho added, “The general public, fishermen, and marine tourism activities are advised to be aware of the potential for high sea waves that can reach 2 meters or more in the waters south of Bali and to always pay attention to BMKG information, especially early warnings of extreme weather or climate.”

The best way to find up-to-the-minute weather advice and warnings from the BMKG is to follow the agency on Instagram. 

Part of the reason behind the high sea waves is due to the incoming new moon, over the next few days tidal swells are anticipated across the souther coast, including as far west as resorts like Canggu.

Tourists are advised to proceed with caution if entering the ocean, whether to paddle, swim, or surf. 

Assistant Manager for the Kuta Beach Management team, Arya Arimbawa, has issued statements regarding the ocean forecast.

He said, “Today [yesterday], the wave height is around 2.8 meters to 3 meters, and it has overflowed the shoreline. This high wave has been going on for two days and will continue for the next four to five days.”


Arimbawa added, “Beach visitors must pay attention to the prohibition signs installed by Balawista and be careful to see that the high tide conditions will continue in the next few days. The reason may be because it coincides with Tilem Day in Hinduism.”


Arimbawa concluded, “The impact of this phenomenon is that the sand on the beach is eroded by the waves causing abrasion so that along Kuta Beach, the revetment stones that protect the sand are slightly shifted in position.”

While Kuta Beach. Legian Beach, Seminyak Beach, and the beaches of both Canggu and Uluwatu all have plenty of safe spaces to swim; every year, there are reports of tourists and locals who are swept out to sea while swimming in these areas.


While mostly safe, there are strong currents at play in some areas, which tourists must be aware of. Lifeguards are often on duty, but if not, it is always advisable to chat with local beach stall holders before entering the water.

On Tuesday, 6th June, the body of a construction worker was rescued from the waters off Nyang-Nyang Beach, where he had been bathing. The rescue mission, conducted by Bali Search and Rescue, took three days. 

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Friday 7th of June 2024

"High waves reaching over 3m at times came crashing onto the beachfront and into the commercial properties behind."

As expected as Kuta beach (and German, Legian, Seminyak beaches) all have retreated 25-30 meters due to erosion compared to a year ago. I visited a few weeks back and the beach looks different (and not in a good way) from mid covid in 2021.



Sunday 9th of June 2024


Beaches are dynamic, they retreat and regenerate.

Your link is from December 2023.

This link is Kuta Beach 2 weeks ago LINK