Many Indonesians and foreigners note that Indonesia has two seasons – “wet” and “dry” – but there is variety on a day-to-day basis. Rain, for instance, can range from light drizzles to huge storms; the sun can be hot one day, hotter the next, and hottest on the third day. Be prepared when possible.
== GENERAL ADVICE ==
— It is useful to keep an umbrella and/or poncho in your bag since rain can be unpredictable during the rainy season. Don’t be shy about using an umbrella on a particularly hot sunny day, too. The umbrella shade will probably save you from being over exposed.
— Some rain showers can last for hours, so plan ahead if you are traveling or have appointments.
— Be careful when riding a motorbike (or even car!) in the rain as the engine can flood easily.
— Visibility can be quite low during heavy rains, so it may be safer to wait for the rain to stop before driving or riding in a vehicle.
— Watch where you step if you are walking through flooded areas.
— Beware of waterborne illnesses during heavy floods.
— Place electronics, especially computers, in safe, dry places during the rainy season just in case there are floods, ceiling leaks, power outages, etc.
— Wear sunblock when outside in the bright sun.
— Keep well hydrated, especially if outdoors in the sun a lot.
== WEATHER WEBSITES ==
* Daily Weather Forecasts: http://weather.yahoo.com/regional/IDXX.html
* Indonesia Weather Forecasts: http://mobile.weatherforecastmap.com/indonesia/
* National Weather Service – Internet Weather Source: http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/ID_cc.html
* Weather.com: http://www.weather.com (Note: Type in the city name)