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3 Reasons to visit Bali in the wet season

Storm, Sanur, Bali, Wet season, Beach, Clouds

3 Reasons to visit Bali

in the wet season

Wet season in Bali lasts from the months of November until April. With rain and cloudy skies almost everyday it’s a big enough reason to put a lot of tourists off and many people even plan their holidays around the sun. Sure it can rain for days on end but there can also be some relief with clear skies for days aswell. If you plan smart, you could be out all morning enjoying the day and then come home and relax in the afternoon. There are exceptions but almost everyday, without fail the skies will be clear in the mornings and rain in the afternoon. 

Below we will share our top reasons to visit bali in the wet season

 
Less tourists 

Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and with people coming from all over, the island can be jam packed and sometimes feel like a total overload. The wet season seems to keep people away and many people actually plan their holidays to avoid it. Less tourists also means less demand and room prices, transportation and tours will see huge discounts sometimes up to 50% off. If you use the booking giant booking.comyou can get some great deals, especially as there are less tourists around.

Bali, Sunset, Canggu, wet season

Canggu beach – Photo by Ryan Mazure

Crazy lightning shows and mesmerising skies
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Being located close to the equator, Bali can have some crazy storms in the afternoons and evenings. When the sky turns black you know you’re in for a show but be careful and watch the lightning from the safety of somewhere undercover. It’s not uncommon for the storm to last for hours and with lightning striking every 5 seconds or less and when the storm is close it’s a better choice than the tv. Sometimes the rain will only last a short time and be over but with such huge storms it’s great to get out and see mother nature at her best. 

Storm, Sanur, Bali, Wet season, Beach, Clouds

Storm rolls in at Sanur Beach – Photo by Ryan Mazure

Being located close to the equator, Bali can have some crazy storms in the afternoons and evenings. When the sky turns black you know you’re in for a show but be careful and watch the lightning from the safety of somewhere undercover. It’s not uncommon for the storm to last for hours and with lightning striking every 5 seconds or less and when the storm is close it’s a better choice than the tv. Sometimes the rain will only last a short time and be over but with the natural phenomenon of huge storm cells passing by, is one to keep you on your toes and searching out the best places to look at the storm. 

 More beautiful scenery
 

The wet season brings with it welcomed rain after the long 8 month dry season, where everything turns brown and the rivers all but dry up. In the higher reaches, the rivers continue to run but lower down, where they meet the ocean, they are all but dry up and are a reminder of what was before. The almost barren and dry landscape gives way to greenery that’s hard to match anywhere else. The once dry river beds begin to fill with water and the trees take on a new lease in life. If you’re taking a trip around the east of the island and even the Bukit, you’ll notice a totally different place and with all that water, it makes the perfect time to check out the waterfalls or even try the famed white water rafting. 

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Most southern point in Bali – Photo by Ryan Mazure

Ryan Mazure is an adventure seeker, photographer and creator of the Bali Adventure Guide.

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