Bali Climate has an average temperature year round of 31 degrees
Bali is situated just off the equator so has an equatorial tropical climate, this means that roughly half the year is wet and half the year is dry. The months December to March are Bali’s wet season where huge tropical downpours deluge and flood the streets, also impressive thunderstorms roll in off the sea creating a real spectacle, January is usually the wettest month with an average rainfall of over 300 mm! Bali has an average temperature year round of 31 degrees Celsius and high humidity is to be expected in the wet season, in contrast the dry season sees, nearly no rainfall except occasionally overnight or early in the morning and is generally low humidity. The higher lying central mountain areas such as Ubud and Bedugul are typically cooler than lower lying beach areas such as Kuta, Sanur or Jimbaran.
The climate being what it is, the impressive thing is how people have adapted to cope with its challenges. For example during the hot season the workers in the rice paddies and on agricultural land will wear the traditional Chinese style pointed hat to keep the sun off, while in the wet season they shelter in between storms allowing the rain to feed their crops and irrigation channels, it is a perfect balance between natures usefulness and mans respect towards her power. Another example of this would be the everyday man or woman on a motorbike who knows the wet season is going to be torrential, so will keep a full water proof suit under the seat of the bike to make sure that they don’t turn up drowned for work.
That being said Bali’s climate does present its inhabitants with some big challenges, storm damage, blocked roads, traffic congestion and fire caused through lightning strikes, not to mention the heat which causes fatalities through over exposure and heat exhaustion. On the whole however people in Bali do cope with the climate and indeed thrive here.