Borneo Weather September Averages, Indonesia
What's The Weather Like In Borneo In September
September is the transitional month between the dry season and monsoon season in Borneo, an island in Southeast Asia. The third largest island on earth, it comprises parts of Indonesia and Malaysia and is home to the tiny country of Brunei. Many people visit Borneo for its superb weather, its extraordinary biodiversity and simply because of it is nothing short of a perfect beach destination. Also, adventurers will find plenty of excitement, thrills and challenges in the dense jungles that cover this amazing island.
The peak of the dry season, characterised by hot and relatively dry weather, is definitely over in September. The overall average temperature is 28°C now, which is still undeniably high, yet also one or two degrees below that of the previous months of June, July and August. October will be one degree cooler still.
It is, however, by no means actually cool in Borneo in Septemberhe average low temperature is 23°C; the average high temperature is 33°C. This is still the fourth warmest of all months.
September also has 9 hours of sunshine per day on average, an absolute delight, particularly because there are about 12 hours of daylight per day. 75% of any September day is sunny.
In terms of rainfall, September is more or less an average month. The total amount of precipitation is 231mm, making it the sixth wettest month of the year. Thunderstorms are essentially the only type of rainfall this time of year. They occur 72% of the time when it rains.
Borneo Hotels In September
Blue Sky Hotel
If you want to visit one of the cities in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, in September, consider going to Balikpapan, a city filled with excellent hotels. One such is Blue Sky Hotel Balikpapan, a luxury four-star hotel featuring plenty of amenities. There are squash courts, massage rooms, a seafood restaurant, a Chinese restaurant and a Japanese restaurant, a piano lounge, a bar, a spa and fitness centre, and an outdoor pool.
Quest Hotel Balikpapan
A second option is Quest Hotel Balikpapan. This popular and affordable hotel has 79 rooms and suites, all beautifully furnished and well-equipped. Communal facilities include free parking, a restaurant and bar, and business facilities.
Grand Tjokro Hotel Balikpapan
Also definitely consider the Grand Tjokro Hotel Balikpapan. This exclusive four-star hotel offers tremendous value for money. Its amenities range from free Wi-Fi to an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, a spa, a fitness centre and a free shuttle bus service.
Borneo Beaches In September
Pasir Panjang Beach
A famous tourist beach in the city of Pontianak is Pasir Panjang Beach, also known as Long Sand Beach. When visiting Borneo in September, this is a wonderful place to escape the midday heat and enjoy some of the 9 daily hours of sunshine. The beach is easily accessed by car and public transportation. Activities are plentiful, ranging from fishing and swimming to boating and snorkelling. There are also many facilities, such as hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, discos and souvenir shops.
Bars And Restaurants
Restaurants at Novotel Balikpapan
The two restaurants at Novotel Balikpapan are both recommended. The Colors Restaurant serves international cuisine and is open daily for dinner. It offers evening entertainment and focuses on Mediterranean and Asian-style food. The Square Restaurant serves everything from authentic Indonesian to Asian and Western dishes in buffet-style, in the morning, at noon and in the evening.
Another suggestion for a place to eat in the city is Megarasa Resto. It serves both European and Indonesian food and has a separate menu for seafood. They also deliver food to parties, meetings, weddings and similar gatherings.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, there is hardly a better place than Chocotiers. This chocolate shop also has a restaurant and café, serving all kinds of snacks and beverages.
Things To Do In Borneo In September
In Central Kalimantan, the city of Kuala Kapuas is a fascinating destination in Borneo. During your trip in September, try to incorporate this "City of Water" into your itinerary. The city gets its nickname from the fact that it is surrounded by the Kapuas River. Located about 40 kilometres from Banjarmasin, Kuala Kapuas is a clean, friendly and atmospheric city, a place with a laidback vibe. The old gold mining sites of Batu Api and Teweh are interesting locationsraditional gold mining with pans is still an important activity in this region. Adrenaline lovers should try whitewater rafting on the Gohong Rawai River. It has a stunning view and is also great for snorkeling and swimming.
Sebangau National Park
More adventure in nature can be had in Sebangau National Park, situated between the Katingan and Sebangau Rivers. This park protects a peat swamp rich in fauna and flora. It is home to 35 species of birds and more than 100 mammal species, including more than 7,000 orangutans, which is one of the densest concentrations of these endangered animals in Borneo.
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