Knowing about the climate and weather patterns in Bali before actually flying in for your tropical beach vacation will help ensure the success of your trip. But you don't have to search every corner of the Internet to gather the information you need. We've saved you a few clicks and scrolls by providing you with this article on some facts that will help you determine when to visit and what to expect during your holiday. 1. Bali sits at 890 km south of the equator, letting the entire island enjoy a very warm and inviting tropical climate. This is one of the biggest reasons many people from the world over consider it as one of the best summer destinations. 2. Days in this paradise usually last for 12 hours. At as early as 6 am, you will already have a taste of its welcoming sun, which, on the other hand, sets at approximately 6 o'clock in the evening. 3. Although the island province is mostly known for its comely shores, it also holds a vast area covered with forests and mountains. So if you want to savor a cooler temperature than that of Bali's beaches, the best thing to do is head inland. 4. The island experiences only 2 seasons year round: the wet and dry seasons. But when you're on the beach, you'll notice that daytime temperature does not vary too much but stays at a range of 27 to 33 degrees Celsius or 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. So once you start packing, never forget to include a tube of sunscreen. 5. Many say that the best time to travel to Bali is during the dry season, which runs from the month of May to October. If you would like to avoid the biggest influx of tourists, forgo visiting on the months of June, July, and August. Instead, book an accommodation in Bali during the dry months of September and October, because it is this part of the season when less people travel to the island. 6. This doesn't mean that very few people visit the island during the wet season that covers the months of November to April. This is because you can still expect to enjoy a fainter yet equally inviting sunlight during the day. Heavy downpours — usually in the afternoon — only last from 1 to 2 hours. 7. Surfers are among the biggest fans of this tropical island retreat. So if you are one of them, you must set your vacation within the months of May to October, because the weather in Bali at this time of the year yields some very impressive waves at the western side of the peninsula.