Borneo Weather April Averages, Indonesia
What's The Weather Like In Borneo In April
Borneo is the largest island in Asia and the third largest island in the world, after Greenland and New Guinea. Bisected by the equator, the island comprises three different countriesrunei, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is one of the most biodiverse (and vulnerable) regions on earth, a place of jungle and mountains, beaches and reefs, cultures and languages.
April signals the beginning of the dry season in Borneo. The weather is neither too hot nor too dry (yet). The monsoon season now entirely in the past, temperatures average 28°C, which can be regarded as the annual average temperature.
In the afternoon, the temperature climbs to an average high of 31°C, while in the nighttime, it falls to an average low of 24°C, which is still incredibly high by all accounts. There is very little variation in temperatures throughout the year in Borneo, but April finds itself with more or less the annual averages.
The chance of rain is relatively low, although be prepared for a brief afternoon shower given in any part of Borneo. In terms of total precipitation, this is the driest month of the year, receiving around 120mm of rainfall.
May, the second driest month, has 154mm of rainfall. There is hardly any difference in the daily chance of rainfall throughout April. Generally speaking, there is a 69% chance that it will rain on any given day. One type of rainfall is dominant this time of year and that is thunderstorms. They occur on no fewer than 67% of the time that it rains.
Of the 12 hours of daylight per day in April (and in all other months, too), there are 8 hours of sunshine. You can expect to see at least some sunshine during 2/3 of every day on average, which is exceptional. The same number is recorded in January, February and October. The following dry season months are all even sunnier.
Borneo Hotels In April
Bukit Raya Guesthouse
If you're looking for an affordable and charming place to stay during your visit to Borneo in April, you should definitely check out Bukit Raya Guesthouse. This welcoming guesthouse in the middle of Palangka Raya City is surrounded by greenery and features a natural swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. There is a shared kitchen and dining room, a library, barbecue area and living area with a TV and DVD player.
Aquarius Boutique Hotel
Also in Palangka Raya is the Aquarius Boutique Hotel, one of the most popular accommodations in town. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a sauna, a karaoke bar, meeting and banquet facilities, free Wi-Fi, an excursion desk, a restaurant and a fitness centre.
Hotel Platinum Hotel & Convention Hall
In Balikpapan, you could stay at Hotel Platinum Hotel & Convention Hall, a popular hotel with many excellent amenities. There is free Wi-Fi and free private parking, as well as a year-round outdoor swimming pool, a spa and a restaurant.
Borneo Beaches For April
Kumai Beach, located 22 kilometres from Central Kalimantan, is well worth visiting if all you want to do is bask in the sun and swim in the seawo things you will definitely be able to do in April, with its 8 hours of sunshine per day and 31°C-warm afternoons. This beach is famous for its clean, white sand and for being a protected conservation area for green turtles.
Bars And Restaurants
If you're staying in Samarinda, consider going to Ong Palace for a bite to eat. This classy establishment serves authentic Chinese food. Its menu impressively consists of more than 100 different dishes, including a wide variety of dimsum and suki.
Another restaurant suggestion in Samarinda is Handayani Restaurant. This down-to-earth eating venue serves Indonesian food and is known for its specialties such as rice cones, chicken kremes and seafood.
XO Restaurants is a collection of restaurants found all over Indonesia, including Samarinda. These stylish restaurants feature ballrooms and serve absolutely delicious, and good-looking, food. There is a focus on Chinese cuisine, which is one of the most popular cuisines in Indonesia.
Things To Do In Borneo In April
Tanjung Puting National Park
April is a great time to visit, not just for the stunning white sandy beaches Borneo is so well known for, but also for the nature reserves and many national parks that make this such a fantastic holiday destination. Tanjung Puting National Park, the oldest conservation park in the region and one of the natural wonders of the world, is a fascinating place with numerous rare species of plants and wild animals, including orangutans, leopards, sun bears and wild cattle, roaming around in their natural habitat. A place characterised by torrential downpours, fiery sunsets, the purest of air, impressive night skies and jungle sounds, this exceptional national park should be on top of your list of places to visit in Borneo.
Visit the Mahakam River, another fantastic natural highlight on the island, and you might spot the rare black orchid. As well as being one of the only places in the world where you can see this elusive flower, the river lends itself to swimming and water rafting. Consider booking a Mahakam River tour to experience sleeping and travelling in a longboat.
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