Lombok Weather

Lombok Weather
The Indonesian island of Lombok belongs to the province of West Nusa Tenggara and a part and parcel of the Lesser Sunda Islands while it’s separated from Bali by the Lombok Strait. Lombok is a circular island with its administrative capital being Mataram which is also the largest city the island has. The eastern part of Lombok initially came to be settled and inhabited by the Dutch community in the year 1764 while the Hindu dynasty ruled the western portion of the island.
The Stratovolcano Mount Rinjani soaring up to a height of 12,224 ft determines the topographical discipline of Lombok. The list of cities to visit while in Lombok is Bangsal, Kuta, Lembar, Mataram, and Senggigi while the Gili Islands and the Mount Rinjani are two other tourist sites in Lombok. Presently this island is inhabited mostly by the Sasak group and Balinese group while the Chinese, Arabs, Javanese and Sumbawanese consist of the remaining population in Lombok. It’s necessary on the part of the travelers to have a clear insight about the climatic and weather condition of Lombok before taking plunge into the mystifying island of Lombook.

The tropical weather in Lombok renders 12 hours of broad day light and the average temperature round the year remains consistent at 28 degree C to 34 degree C (that is 83 degree F to 93 degree F). The months of October to March experience wet season while the months of May to September display the dry season in Lombok. Lombok covering an area of 4,725 sq km, 1,824 sq miles supports a population of 3,000,000 and the official language spoken in Lombok is Indonesian. Technically speaking Lombok is under advanced compared to Bali and also boasts of better beaches, diverse landscapes and a gigantic volcano. Mostly travelers haunt this place attracted to the inebriated beauty of the island as they can conveniently enough indulge in activities like diving, snorkeling, hiking and surfing etc. Lombok as a tourist destination attracts more tourists in the rainy season between October to December, though raining continues for a mere time span of approximately an hour, while the aspect of tourism is at its best during May to August. Few other places to visit while in Lombok are, Kuta, Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat, Pura Lingsar, and Taman Narmada.

Lombok weather on the whole is drier compared to Bali even during the rainy season and for the rest of the year the island is located around 200 miles to the south of the equator and offers a hot and humid environment to its residents and tourists in unison. Here day starts at around 6.30 in the morning and sun sets on this island at around 6.30 in the evening and being so humid in nature it’s hard to mention the time of the year unless one considers the present climatic condition. The temperature in the months of May and October remain as high as 80 degree to 90 degree during the day time and the weather is marginally pleasant in the evening though internally the temperature can be quite high. One exception is Mt Rinjani which offers a comparatively chilly temperature being at a higher altitude during the normal seasons. Lombok situated near the equator maintains parity in its weather conditions be it in dry season or in rainy season, as this mostly refers to the condition of the wind and not to the condition of the rain. The winter months are signified due to the breezes which pick up pace compared to the summer months when the environment is comparatively dull and drab. On the whole Lombok can be said to be a peaceful and serene tourist location with a fixed level of weather condition.
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