BMKG: Mild-Intensity Rain in Greater Jakarta this Week
Date 12 Januari 2020
Several regions of Indonesia are predicted to potentially increase of moderate to heavy rainfall and thunderstorm, according to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Deputy for Meteorology Mulyono R. Prabowo said in a press release on Saturday (11/1).
The increase occurs since the atmospheric waves are still in the central and eastern areas of Indonesia.
“The phenomenon of tropical waves namely Kelvin Wave and Rossby Equatorial contributed significantly to the formation of cyclonic patterns and meetings,” Mulyono said.
According to Mulyono, for the areas of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi (Greater Jakarta), the general weather conditions are:
- the mild intensity rain is predicted to occur from 12 to 14 January 2020 in Bogor, North Jakarta, Central Jakarta, East Jakarta, and Tangerang, especially during the day and night.
- mild to heavy intensity rain is predicted to occur from 15 to 18 January 2020 in North Jakarta, Central Jakarta, West Jakarta, Tangerang, and some area of Bogor in the early morning and in the late afternoon.
According to release, the potential of moderate to heavy rains are predicted to occur:
- on 12 to 14 January 2020: West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu, Bangka Belitung, South Sumatra, Lampung, Central Java, East Java, East Nusa Tenggara, Central Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Maluku, West Papua, and Papua.
- on 15 to 18 January 2020: West Sumatra, Riau Islands, Jambi, Bengkulu, Bangka Belitung, South Sumatra, Lampung, Banten, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, East Nusa Tenggara, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Maluku, West Papua, and Papua.
Furthermore, the BMKG also predicted that there will be increases in the potential for more than 2.5 meters high waves through this week on southern Central Java waters to Sumba Island, Sawu Sea, southern Sawu Sea to Rote Island, Indian Ocean southern Java to East Nusa Tenggara, and North Natuna.
The BMKG, Mulyono continued, urged the public to remain vigilant about the potential for hydro-meteorological disasters such as floods, flash floods, landslides, and strong winds in the next few days, especially for regions that have seen high-intensity rain.
“To the people who live and work in coastal areas with the chance of rough waves, please remain alert,” Mulyono added.
For those who want to get the latest information from the BMKG, the Agency opens a 24-hour weather information service through call center 021-6546315/18; http://bmkg.go.id; follow @infobmkg on Twitter; or directly contacts the nearest BMKG office. (EN/Humas BMKG/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani