Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) reports that the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) is signaling that Bali’s rainy season commence in October.
The BMKG is sending the additional warning that residents in Bali should be on the alert for the potential of landslides, floods and whirlwinds.
Wayan Suardana of BMKG Bali office said: “Generally, the island will experience a normal level of rainfall this year, but areas that are prone to floods, whirlwinds and landslides should be on alert.”
The risk of extreme weather is greatest during the transitional period between the seasons when large cumulonimbus clouds fill the skies.
While unable to pinpoint those areas of Bali most at risk, Suardana did highlight north Bali at Buleleng for whirlwinds and landslides in mountainous areas, such as Kintamani and Bedugul. Bali’s rapid rate of deforestation, he warned, may add to the overall effects of periods of extreme weather.
The rainy season in Bali will commence at differing periods between October and December, depending on location. The late rainy season will come last in Nusa Penida and North Bali in December. October will see rains fall in central and South Bali. The remaining other areas of the island will enter the “wet” in November.
All of Bali will experience the most rainfall between January and February.
The BKMG warned Bali residents to make necessary preparations for the rainy season by cleaning clogged sewers.
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