IndonesiaBeaches in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Petitenget have been temporarily closed.

Bali’s southern beaches off limits due to storms

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Visitors have been warned to stay away from Bali’s southern beaches after high waves hit, washing up driftwood and debris ashore. Photo Credit: Koldunov/Getty Images
Several of Bali’s beaches have been temporarily closed since Tuesday (January 22) after high waves hit the southern coasts, washing up driftwood and debris ashore. 

Five kilometres of coastline covering Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Petitenget had been closed to visitors, The Jakarta Post reported.

Tourists have been prohibited from entering the water for activities such as swimming and surfing. Lifeguards have erected red flags along the beach notifying visitors about the safety risks. 

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has advised marine tourism players and fishermen across the island to remain vigilant during the spell of bad weather.

“We should anticipate torrential rain, strong winds and high waves. We forecast potential high waves reaching two metres in southern Bali,” BMKG Denpasar Bali chapter head M Taufik Gunawan said. 

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