Gov’t Warns of Extreme Weather Until Next Week
Date 2 Januari 2020
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned of possible high-intensity rainfall with strong winds and lightning occurring in several regions across Indonesia until next Tuesday (7/1).
“The BMKG is monitoring indications for possible extreme weather in most parts of the country until next Tuesday,” the BMKG’s Deputy for Meteorology Mulyono R. Prabowo said in a press statement in Jakarta, Wednesday (1/1).
Mulyono went on to say that the current weather condition is caused by Asian monsoon that increased the supply of wet air over Indonesia and affected water vapor.
The water vapor concentrations, Mulyono continued, are high enough to produce massive formation of rain clouds. Then, the clouds through long equatorial Rossby waves move significantly in the opposite direction (westward) of Kelvin waves (which move eastward) across Indonesia.
Based on a result of the atmospheric conditions, the BMKG forecasts that extreme weather conditions will occur in the following provinces from 1 to 4 January:
Lampung, Banten, West Java, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Central Java, East Java, Special Region of Yogyakarta, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua.
Extreme weather is also predicted from 5 to 7 January in the following provinces:
Bengkulu, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Special Region of Yogyakarta, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), West Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Maluku, West Papua, and Papua.
“We urge the people to stay alert to any potential hazards during extreme weather conditions, such as floods, landslides, strong winds, falling trees, and slippery roads,” Mulyono said.
For the record, the people also can get weather information through http://www.bmkg.go.id and the BMKG’s twitter account @infoBMKG, or directly contact the nearest the BMKG’s office. (ES)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas