TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) plans to set up automatic weather stations to provide weather information for the 18th Asian Games event.
"To support the Asian Games, BMKG will provide weather information in 16 sports venues in Jakarta and Palembang," BMKG Chief Dwikorita Karnawati said in Jakarta on Sunday.
The devices will be installed in the venues of sports which are sensitive to weather such as paragliding, he said.
Earlier, BMKG said it will provide a weather forecast map with micro scale around the venues of the 18th Asian Games.
The map is important to ensure that the pan Asian multi sports event will run smoothly without weather obstacles.
The map will provide detailed weather forecast up to the level of sub-district and even venues of competition such as Ancol, Senayan, Sunter and Jakabaring.
Indonesia will host the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2, 2018, the peak of this year`s dry season which began late April.
Around 15,000 athletes and distinguished delegates from 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) will take part in the sports event held every four years. The number will be the largest in the Asian Games history.