Equinox is Natural Phenomenon
Responding to rumors spreading about the equinox phenomenon, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) urged the public to remain calm and do not have to worry about the equinox effects as mentioned in the rumors.
Equinox is different from heat waves that occur in Europe, Africa and America; when a heat wave occurs, the temperature increases unusually and it lasts for quite a long time, Deputy for Meteorology of the BMKG Mulyono Rahadi Prabowo said in his press release Monday (25/3).
For the record, equinox occurs twice a year, around 21 March and 23 September, when the sun crosses the equator. This phenomenon will increase the average temperature in Indonesia.
However, according to Prabowo, the phenomenon does not always cause a drastic increase in temperature. In general, the maximum average temperature in Indonesian region ranging from 32 to 36 degrees Celsius, he said.
Based on the BMKG observations, the highest temperature on 23 March 2019 was recorded at 37.6 degrees Celsius in Meulaboh, Aceh. However, the Indonesian weather conditions tend to be humid, in general, because of the transition period.
Therefore, Prabowo suggested that it would be better for the community to continue in anticipating the fluctuating weather conditions by maintaining their health. (EN/Humas BMKG/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Mia Medyana