BMKG Warns Against Thunderstorms This Week
Date 11 November 2019
The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) urged the public to be aware of the rising occurrence of thunderstorm in some regions in Indonesia.
The agency reported that the surge was caused by several factors, including the weakening of tropical cyclone Nakri in South China Sea, which caused eastern wind in south equator weaken that can increase the mass wet air flow from the Asian Continent into Indonesia.
“The wind convergences were reported in the island of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Java. Unstable atmospheric conditions in much of these regions also contributed to significant growth of rain clouds until next week,” BMKG’s Deputy for Meteorology Mulyono R. Prabowo said in his press release on Sunday (11/10).
Areas with high potential of thunderstorms on 11 to 14 November 2019, according to Mulyono, are Aceh, North Sumatra, Riau, Riau islands, South Sumatra, Bangka Belitung islands, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, and Papua.
Furthermore, regions with high potential of thunderstorms from 15 to 17 November 2019 are, among others, Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, North Kalimantan, and Papua.
The potential for 2.5 to 4.0 meters high waves is predicted to occur in the west waters of Simeulue islands to Mentawai islands, Enggano western waters, Lampung western waters, south Sunda Strait, Java to Lombok south waters, Indian Ocean west of Sumatra to south of West Nusa Tenggara on 11 to 17 November 2019, Mulyono added.
Mulyono also urged the public to remain vigilant and careful of the impacts such as floods, landslides, flash floods, inundation, strong winds, fallen trees, and slippery roads.
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 contact the nearest BMKG office. (EN/Humas BMKG/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas