Failure to Launch: Drone deployed for Mount Agung monitoring crashes on second day of duty, Balinese fear it may not be ‘pure’ enough for sacred volcano

The heavy-duty drone that the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) just deployed this week to monitor Bali’s smoking and rumbling volcano crashed on Thursday, its second day of duty. The Koax 3.0—which BNPB had boasted could go up to 4,000 meters—had a faulty takeoff and crashed into a bridge near the “runway” in Tulamben, Kubu. ...

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Heavy rains cause momentary closure of Bali airport, flights diverted to Surabaya

Heavy rains cause momentary closure of Bali airport, flights diverted to Surabaya

Heavy rains prompted a brief closure of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport on Monday, with a number of inbound flights getting diverted to Surabaya. The airport shut down for over an...

Waves so intense in Bali Strait that trucks were knocked over during Java crossing

Waves so intense in Bali Strait that trucks were knocked over during Java crossing

The waves were so ferocious in the Bali Strait on Thursday that five vehicles loaded on a boat crossing from Java to Bali totally tipped over. Pictures have been circulating of...

Baby Bali earthquake bumps Bangli and Buleleng

Baby Bali earthquake bumps Bangli and Buleleng

Bali’s Bangli regency was hit by a small earthquake on Thursday morning. The earthquake was recorded as a 2.8 on the Richter Scale and wasn’t assessed as having any tsunami...

Sleeping bapak narrowly escapes being buried by landslide in Bali, comes out with just an ankle injury

Sleeping bapak narrowly escapes being buried by landslide in Bali, comes out with just an ankle injury

An old man narrowly escaped being buried alive by a landslide that hit on Monday evening in North Bali. Lucky for the bapak, I Ketut Sedarya, his only injury was apparently a...

Earthquake recorded off Bali’s southern coast

Earthquake recorded off Bali’s southern coast

An earthquake with a 4.4 magnitude was recorded about 60 kilometers off Bali’s southern coast on Thursday afternoon. The earthquake struck at 12:44pm local time, at a depth of...

Starry Night: Bali powers down for a day, gorgeous clear-night photos proliferate

Starry Night: Bali powers down for a day, gorgeous clear-night photos proliferate

Once a year, something magical happens in Bali. A post shared by @eleyfully on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:55pm PDT The Indonesian island celebrates the Balinese Hindu New Year, Nyepi. The...

Tourists panic as quake rattles Bali

Tourists panic as quake rattles Bali

Tourists fled their hotels in panic on Bali Wednesday after the popular Indonesian holiday island was rattled by an early morning earthquake. The quake struck inland about 10...

More Bali Landslides: Bedugul hit, no reported casualties this time

More Bali Landslides: Bedugul hit, no reported casualties this time

Heavy rain in Bali’s Tabanan Regency prompted more landslides in the Bedugul area. Three landslides struck Pacung Village, Baturiti District on Monday afternoon around 4 pm. But...

Weather drives Bali durian prices up but demand holds steady

Weather drives Bali durian prices up but demand holds steady

Durian lovers are going to have to pony up more cash this year if they want to buy their beloved ‘king of fruits’ in Bali. Local market prices have reportedly soared in Bali...


 

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In Bali, there’s two clear-cut, defined seasons: rainy season and dry season. Or at least, there was supposed to be before changing global climate patterns—which has certainly made our jobs covering weather stories in Bali more interesting. We bring you all the biggest weather-related developments in Bali, which quite often have to do with unexpected rain and consequential flooding.