The Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reports that due to the influences of La Nina, Bali is entering into this year’s rainy season during the month of September 2016, which, the Agency claims, usually falls during the months of July and August.
Well, your itineraries for the day were set. You just walked out of your vacation rental toward where the chauffeur was waiting when suddenly it started raining. Since all of your itineraries’ settings for the day were outdoor, you couldn’t help but to mutter some profanities.
People traveling to and from Bali are currently encountering special challenges. On the heels of the repeated closure of Bali’s airport due to the threat of volcanic fallout from Mt. Raung in East Java, the Indonesia Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) is predicting waves of 3 meters in height on the Bali Strait during the busy Lebaran and Galungan Holiday period.
Worst affected is the northernmost region of Buleleng, but with water shortages also acutely felt in the regencies Karangasem, Klungkung, Bangli and Jembrana. Water tank trucks are being deployed in the worst affected areas by the Bali branch Agency for the Alleviation of Natural Disasters (BPBD).
The Tanjung Perak chapter of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) for Maritime in Surabaya, East Java, said that the Victoria storm did not affect Indonesia because of its distant location.
Most of Bali will start experiencing the dry season this month, while some other areas will have to wait until later in May or June, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has forecast.
Henri Bastaman, Deputy VII (Institutional Affairs) of Ministry of Environment said that acid rain indicated in Indonesia.
Mudslides and floods across the country in the past two months killed at least 33 people and forced 35,000 to flee their homes, and authorities warn these figures could rise as the rainy season intensifies.
Bali’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has predicted that the peak of the wet season on the island will fall in January next year.
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