Borneo Weather March Averages, Indonesia
What's The Weather Like In Borneo In March
Located almost right on the equator in Southeast Asia, Borneo is one of the world's largest islands. It is covered with dense jungle, dotted with mountains, lined with beaches and surrounded by reefs. There is a plethora of activities to do and sights to see, all-year round, as the tropical climate is fairly stable throughout the year. The only significant variable in Borneo's weather is rainfallhere is a monsoon season and a dry season.
March is the transitional month between the monsoon and the dry season and has the weather to match that phase. It is still wet, but it's drying up. It is also getting hotter and there is a slight increase in daily sunshine.
The total amount of rainfall this month is 188mm, much less than the 278mm in February. March is actually one of the driest months of the entire year. Only April, May and July are drier. The chance that it will rain on any given day stays essentially constant in the course of the montht ranges between 66% and 69%. While it might be relatively dry this month, you are still advised to always keep an eye on the weather forecast.
On average, there are 9 hours per day of sunshine in March, which is about the annual monthly average. With about 12 hours of daylight per dayorneo's location at the equator results in invariable day length in the course of the yeart can be concluded that there is plenty of sunshine on a daily basis.
March has an average temperature of 28°C, a one-degree increase since the five previous months. This average temperature will continue through May, after which it will rise until it reaches its annual maximum in July. The average high and low temperatures have now also increased by one degree. At night, it is 24°C warm on average. In the afternoon, the mercury climbs to a hot average high of 31°C.
Borneo Hotels In March
There are many types of accommodation available in Borneo, from luxurious to basic. Many visitors prefer to stay at one of the ecolodges as they're comfortable, clean and have minimal impact on the nature. Check out Rimba Ecolodge for a stay in a great eco-friendly and sustainable accommodation.
Hotel Santika Pontianak
For urban accommodation during your vacation in March, take a look at Hotel Santika Pontianak, located in the shopping district of Pontianak. This affordable hotel features free Wi-Fi in public areas, a restaurant serving Indonesian and Chinese specialties, a bar with live music, free parking and a shuttle service to one of the area's best fitness centres.
Hotel Mercure Pontianak
A second option in Pontianak is Hotel Mercure Pontianak. This popular hotel offers modern and stylish accommodation and has plenty of amenities. There is free Wi-Fi, a spa offering several treatments, an outdoor pool, a shuttle bus service to and from the airport, a well-equipped gym, and a bar and restaurant.
Borneo Beaches For March
Manggar Segarasari Beach
Take advantage of the 9 hours of sunshine per day in March and spend some time on one (or more) of Kalimantan's stunning beaches. When in Balikpapan, head over to Manggar Segarasari Beach, also known simply as Manggar Beach. This great beach features clear water and soft, golden sand. The water is shallow and the waves small, making it ideal for swimming and for children. The seashore is lined with food and beverage vendors, its many facilities making it arguably the best serviced beach in Balikpapan.
Bars And Restaurants
Rempah Rempah Restaurant
Rempah Rempah Restaurant in Pontianak serves only food that is prepared according to traditional family recipes. Its dishes are authentically Indonesian, their ingredients including many different spices. It is located conveniently at Jalan Senopati, within easy reach from the golden triangle area, only a couple hundred metres from the Sudirman CBD.
The Ebony Restaurant in the Mercure Pontianak overlooks the hotel's swimming pool and features a contemporary design with an open kitchen. Its menu includes authentic Indonesian, Western and Asian cuisine.
For dessert, head over to TOFU, a self-proclaimed "dessert hut." It serves a variety of interesting dessert, all prepared with natural ingredients and according to traditional recipes.
Things To Do In Borneo In March
Kutai National Park
If you visit East Kalimantan, make sure that you pay a visit to the Kutai National Park, which is home to a vast amount of wildlife in its natural habitat. This is where you can spot orangutans in the wild, as well as many other rare animals. In terms of plant life, the park's forest orchids are a major highlight.
If you're near Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan and known as "Equator City", in March, make sure not to miss the Equatorial Obelisk (also known as the Equator Monument and Tugu Khatulistiwa), especially on the 20th, the spring equinox, as you may witness a shadow-less sun. This phenomenon can be spotted again, on September 20th, the autumn equinox. This impressive monument is nearly 100 years old and can be visited daily, for free.
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