Bandung is surrounded by mountains, hence the morphology of the region reflects a giant bowl, this city is geographically situated in the central part of West Java, ±768 M above sea level. Bandung is within the vicinity of two big rivers, i.e. the Cikapundung River and the Citarum River along with many brooks which mainly flows to the south and converge at Citarum River. This condition causes Bandung to be very vulnerable to flooding, particularly during the rainy season.
The climate in Bandung is influenced by the damp and cool mountain climate, with an average temperature of 23.5 °C, average rainfall is 200.4 mm and average number of rainy days is 21.3 days per month. Bandung has always been known for its cool climate. In the past, the average temperature in Bandung was even lower, with cool weather even in the afternoons.
However, due to global warming and other occurences in the world, the climate in Bandung has now changed. The weather is unpredictable, it could be hot in the afternoon and then it starts raining hard in the evening. On the contrary, it could be cloudy in the morning signaling a massive rainfall and then as the day goes by the sky clears up and the weather becomes agreeable again. It would therefore be wise for tourists to always bring an umbrella along to prepare for the unpredictable weather.
Bandung’s extreme weather is forecasted to continue until the beginning of October. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Bandung believe that this is a result of the transitional season. The fact that it often rains in Bandung is not a result of the rainy season. But it is due to the transitional period from dry season to rainy season.
In this cycle, extreme weather always occurs during each transitional season. The volume of rainfall is not distributed equally across Bandung. Rain in the northern area of Bandung does not necessarily mean that it is also raining in the west, south or eastern part of Bandung. The other areas might well be bright and shiny as rainfall is not equally spread out. Although there is a relatively high volume of rainfall, this will not last for a long period. Increasing rainfall is forecasted to take place during mid October to the end of November.
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