Center for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BBMKG) Region III Denpasar, predicts that the dry season on the Island of the Gods will start in April 2021.
But even if it enters the dry season, Bali may still experience rain. This is because the La Lina phenomenon persists around Indonesia.
The Head of Data and Information for BBMKG Region III Denpasar, Iman Fatchurochman, said that the 2021 dry season will start in April 2021. Of the 342 season zones (ZOM), 22,8 percent of the ZOM area in Indonesia, including Bali, experience an early dry season.
“From the forecast, the monsoon wind shift will occur at the end of March 2021, and after that, the Australian Monsoon will begin to be active. Therefore, the dry season in 2021 is predicted to start in April 2021, in several areas including Bali, “said Iman.
He said, from April to May 2021 is a transition period from the rainy season to the dry season, but not simultaneously. The results of monitoring global climate anomalies show that La Nina conditions are predicted to continue until May 2021 with a weakening intensity.
“Apart from Bali, several areas will enter the dry season in April 2021, such as Java, then parts of Kalimantan,” he said.
To anticipate various conditions during the changing seasons, Imam urged to watch out for the potential for heavy rain with a short duration, strong winds, tornadoes, and the potential for hail that usually occurs in that period.
“Of course, this forecast is to make it easier for policymakers to face the dry season. Although the dry season this time is not simultaneous in all of Bali, “he said while acknowledging that there are several areas that will experience a dry season in May 2021.