TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) called on the people to be aware of potential heavy rains that would hit several regions across the country for the next week.
“Unstable condition of the atmosphere in most areas of Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Java also support significant growth of rain clouds for the next week,” said the agency’s deputy head of meteorology unit, R Mulyono R Prabowo, in a written statement, Jakarta, Monday, November 11.
Thus, heavy rain along with thunder and fierce winds potentially hit several regions, including Aceh, North Sumatra, Riau, Riau Island, South Sumatra, Bangka Belitung Island, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, and Papua on November 11-14.
Meanwhile, throughout November 15-17, the same condition might threaten Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, North Kalimantan, and Papua.
In addition to heavy rains, high waves ranging 2.5-4 meters throughout November 11-17 would occur in the western waters of Simeulue Island of Mentawai Islands, western waters of Enggano Island, western waters of Lampung, southern waters of Sunda Straits, southern waters of Java Island until Lombok Island, and from western of Indian Ocean in Sumatra to southern area up to West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).
People are advised to remain vigilant and be careful of the impacts of the weather, such as floods, landslides, flash floods, inundation, strong winds, fallen trees, and slippery roads.