Cold temperatures blanketed parts of the eastern Indonesian archipelago, including the island of Bali. This has been going on since early July this year. The cause of this temperature change is the cold wind in Australia that blows to Indonesia, especially the islands south of the equator. Thus, this impacts decreasing temperatures in the eastern Indonesian archipelago. As in Bali, the temperature on this paradise island is usually 27°C – 33°C. However, the current temperature in Bali is in the range of 12°C – 27°C. Of course, this is a cold temperature for the Balinese. However, for tourists who usually live in cold temperatures, the current temperature in Bali is cool. The temperature is good for travelling because it is not hot.
The Temperature in the Mountains, Favorite Tourist Places in Bali
The current cold temperature in Bali is also felt by residents and tourists who live in mountainous areas. Temperatures in mountainous areas are cooler than in coastal areas. As in the Bedugul and Kintamani areas, the lowest temperature at night reaches 14°C, and during the day, it reaches 21°C. This is a very cold temperature for Balinese people who live in a warm atmosphere. For those who prefer to travel in cold temperatures, now is the right time for a vacation to Bali. Tourist spots such as Ubud Village are favourite places because the temperature during the day is very cool and very good for sightseeing. Tourists can enjoy the atmosphere of Ubud comfortably and see Balinese life in the countryside. Likewise, tourists can enjoy a leisurely stroll in the city of Ubud while visiting a beautiful boutique shop or gallery to find unique items to take home.
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Causes of Cold Temperature in the Southern Part of the Indonesian Archipelago
According to BMKG (Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency), the cause this cold temperature is 2 factors. The two factors are:
FIRST: The nature of the air mass in Australia is cold and dry. A relatively high air pressure pattern in Australia causes air masses to move from Australia to Indonesia (known as the Australian Cold Monsoon). The Australian monsoon wind blows towards Indonesia through the waters of the Indonesian Ocean. Meanwhile, the sea surface temperature is also relatively colder, resulting in the temperature in some areas in Indonesia, especially the southern part of the equator (Java, Bali, and Nusa Tenggara).
SECOND: less cloud and rain on the islands of Java, Bali, Lombok, and Flores have seen quite significantly in the last few days. It also reduces the water vapour content in the atmosphere. Physically, water vapour and water are quite effective in storing heat energy. Thus, the low vapour content in the atmosphere causes the radiation energy released by Earth into space at night to be not stored in the atmosphere. Thus, the energy used to increase the atmospheric temperature near the Indonesian archipelago’s surface is insignificant.
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