Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Early next week we leave our Jamaican winter paradise headed towards Singapore via the USA. We fly through Florida then on to California before heading across the Pacific Ocean with a quick stop in Japan before reaching Singapore. It will be a long sequence of flights.
While Singapore is about one degree off the equator to the North, most of Indonesia is below the equator in the southern hemisphere. That means that the seasons for growing are reversed. It should be Mango Season when we are there. This is good and bad. It is good because Mangos are very good to eat. It is bad because Mangos ripen during the rainy season. Small mangos appear first then the bigger ones a few months later. We are arriving at the end of the rainy season, hope we find plenty of plump mangos ready to eat!
So what about the weather situation in Indonesia? I'm going to repeat the web site for leading solar eclipse weather expert Jay Anderson's climate study and weather links for the area.
Tune in here and there for weather updates but do keep in mind that "Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get." As I get a chance I will report the weather in the region after we get there. As many know, weather forecasts are not 100% correct and rarely account for microclimates.