Weather Averages for Bali in March
Averages for Bali in March
The Indonesian island of Bali is often referred to as ‘paradise’, and quite rightly. The island is surrounded by coastline, with white sandy beaches spreading along the south shores, and a lush green mountainous region lying across the centre of the island. With such diverse environments, there’s something for everyone in Bali.
As is usual in Bali, there’s not much change in temperature between the traditional winter months of January and February and the early spring in March. Temperatures of 25 degrees celsius overnight are normal, and this can rise to 32 degrees during the day.
March is still wet season in Bali, and blue skies are a rarity. Expect lots of cloud cover and a healthy downpour of rain on most days. Rainfall averages 215 mm during March, and brings with it high humidity of around 70%.
Although the date changes, it’s usually in March that the island’s biggest festival is held. Unfortunately for visitors, this festival brings silence across all of Bali. During Nyepi, going outdoors is prohibited, as is partaking in any particularly rowdy activity. In Balinese culture, locals and visitors alike must spend 24 hours in silence, as a way of tricking the spirits into thinking there is no life on the island, so that they will move on. All bars, restaurants and cafes will be closed during the time, and even the airport closes!
Fortunately, hotels remain open, and many offer special Nyepi packages which should keep visitors entertained during this time. The Puri Gopa Hotel in Sanur, for example, offers a special 2 night Nyepi deal which includes a welcome drink, free use of the wifi in the onsite restaurant, use of the pool facilities, dinner and breakfast each morning. Guests are encouraged to order room service, and enjoy the intimacy of being trapped in a hotel room for 24 hours. This package costs from £51 per night.