Weather Averages for Bali in February
Averages for Bali in February
Bali is one of the islands that makes up the country of Indonesia. It’s renowned worldwide for its love of the arts, and visitors can experience traditional Balinese music and dance, including Barong and Calonarang. It’s a small island, measuring just 95 miles wide and 65 miles from top to bottom.
February temperatures are much the same as January, as there’s very little temperature variation across the year in Bali. Travellers can expect highs of 32 degrees celsius during the hottest part of the day, with just a slight dip overnight to 26 degrees. Be sure to keep cool.
The wet season continues in February, with 280mm of rainfall on average. That’s a little less than January, but more than March. Humidity levels remain high at around 75%. This can prove to be quite uncomfortable, especially if doing a lot of outdoor activity.
After a few months of heavy rainfall, February is an ideal time for visiting some of Bali’s famous rice terraces, which will be spectacularly lush and green following the wet months. The Jatiluwih rice terraces are so picturesque they’re plastered all over every guidebook, and yet very few tourists make the journey to central Bali to see them. Seeing the locals at work in rural Bali is a fascinating insight into the island away from the mass tourism of the beaches.
For a fitting dinner, head north to Bali Asli; a restaurant and cooking school surrounded by rice terraces. The restaurant supports the local community, and all ingredients are sourced from farmers and fishermen in the area. The menu is traditionally Balinese, as is the cooking style with many dishes cooked using wood-burning fires or mud brick stoves.
Also situated amongst rice terraces is the Saren Indah Hotel, just outside of Ubud. It’s not particularly touristy here, instead the hotel chooses to focus on the local artisan culture, and the business is run with Hindu concepts in mind. Most of the rooms here overlook the rice fields and cost from £25 per night. All rooms have private balconies.