BMKG Warns of Extreme Weather across Indonesia
Date 3 April 2021
The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has reported the potential for extreme weather predicted to occur next week in the forms of heavy rains, strong winds, and high waves across Indonesia.
“We urge the public to remain vigilant and be ready for the potential of extreme weather (heavy rains with lightning, strong winds, high waves, etc.) and the impact on hydro-meteorological disasters, including floods, landslides, flash floods, puddles, fallen trees, etc.,” Deputy for Meteorology of the BMKG Guswanto said in a written statement, Saturday (03/04).
The potential for moderate to heavy rain is predicted to occur in the island of Sumatra (Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Bengkulu, Lampung and South Sumatra), the island of Java (Banten, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java) North Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua.
The potential for very heavy rain is predicted to occur in four regions, namely South Sulawesi, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, and East Nusa Tenggara.
Guswanto also said that the BMKG predicted the potential for strong winds to occur in nine regions, namely Lampung, Banten, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, and South Sulawesi.
“The potential for high waves of more than four meters is predicted to occur in the areas of Mentawai Islands, Bengkulu, Enggano, West Lampung, Western and Southern parts of Sunda Strait, South Banten, West Indian Ocean and Southern part of West Java,” he added.
Guswanto went on to say that the Impact-Based Weather Forecasts show the potential for flood/flash in the period of up to three days in two regions, namely South Sulawesi and East Nusa Tenggara.
Closing the statement, Guswanto said that the public can access the latest information from the BMKG through a 24-hour weather information services available at website bmkg.go.id, social media at @infoBMKG, and the application “Info BMKG”. The public can also directly contact the nearest BMKG offices. (Public Relations of the BMKG/UN) (RI/LW)