Higher levels of rainfall have been predicted for Bali's coming "rainy season," which will typically runs from October through April.
The Head of Bali's Meteorology and Geophysics Department (BMG), Drs. Widada Sulistya, told the Bali Post "this year this is no 'El Nino' so we're hoping for more rainfall than last year," referring to the El Niņo-Southern Oscillation - a periodic significant fluctuation in surface water temperatures which results in drought in many areas of the Pacific.
Sulistiya recently told the Bali Post that the BMG does not expect delays to the start of this year's rainy season and that sea temperatures are rising which will result in more more cloud formation and rainfall in Bali.
Here's that Rainy Day
Metereologists divide Bali into 13 separate rainfall regions, each with its own timetable for the start of the coming rain season. Bali's western shores and central region are due to welcome the rainy season in October. Bali's southern and easterm regions can expect "the rains" to start anytime during the entire month of November. And the Island's North and Nusa Penida are predicted to start their rainy season in December of 2007.
Rainfall is expected in average amounts for much of Bali in the coming year. However, the eastern and southern areas of Karansasem and the island of Nusa Penida are slated for above average levels of precipitation. Meanwhile areas in Buleleng's north and southern regions, the northern and eastern parts of Jembrana, and Bangli's north - can expect slightly diminished rainfals levels in the coming year.The remaining parts of the Island are expected to experience rainfall amounts within average ranges.
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