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Changing Weather Patterns in Bali

Indonesia's National Meteorology Agency Says Bali's Rainy Season Will End in Mid-July.

(6/19/2010) The chief of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), Dr. Ir. Sri Woro B. Harijono recently held a press conference to explain the delay in the end of the rainy season in many regions of Indonesia.

Sri Woro told the press that medium to heavy rainfall patterns would persist in many areas of Indonesia, including Bali, for a month longer than usual, until mid-July, due to higher-than-normal sea surface temperatures.

BKMG's predictions are that rains in many areas of Indonesia will persist until mid-July followed by a dry season that will have higher than average levels of rainfall.

BKMG is also predicting that the dry season in 2010 will be shorter than normal.

Quoted in the Jakarta Post, Sri Woro said: "We recorded the highest ever sea temperature in June 2010 that still caused huge evaporations, impending the coming of dry season. "The main cause of the delay is sea temperature rise, but negative index of dipole mode and the likely of La-Nina phenomena also contribute to the extreme changes of weather in Indonesia."