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Comparison of the weather in Cambodia and Indonesia during a rainy season?

Posted by cloud on 13/9/2013 at 08:32

I am considering traveling Java and Bali in the coming January, i.e., rainy season and worried about the weather.

I have experience of traveling Cambodia and Vietnam in September and October, i.e., rainy season. It rained nearly every day and was very heavy but the raining was generally only during an hour or so. Before and after the rain, strangely the sky was usually clear and sunny and the rainy season was not a big difficulty to me.

However, I wonder how bad the weather is during a rainy season in Indonesia. The portions in my travel itinerary which I am afraid of most are the trekking in Mt. Bromo, sightseeing in Borobudur, Prambanan and rice field in Bali (subak), and cosy(lazy?) driving in Bali. During the rainy season, if the weather is likely to be cloudy or rainy in the most of the worried itinerary portions, I think that I have to re-reconsider my whole plan.

How is the weather in Java and Bali compared to that in Cambodia and Vietnam?

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Posted by cloud on 13/9/2013 at 22:39

(It seems the main posting is not editable now and I add an alternative question here.)

Or how is the weather in Java and Bail during a rainy season? Specifically speaking, is the sky most of the hours cloudy on a rainy day, ie, before and after raining?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 14/9/2013 at 09:34 admin

Wet season in Bali is a pretty typical affair for a monsoon climate. Heavy occasional downpours interspersed by sun or just cloud. Can go days with no rain whatsoever. It's unusual to long long dreary drizzly days -- tends to come and go.

Flooding can be a problem in some parts of Bali, notably Denpasar, Seminyak and Kuta but it tends to have less detrimental effect on getting around than say in Cambodia.

I wouldn't reconsider travelling here just because it was monsoon.

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