TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Several Jakarta areas are showered with rain since early this morning, February 3, which resulted in the rising water level at Pasar Ikan and Pos Angke Hulu sluice gate. The city’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) recorded the water level at Pasar Ikan sluice gate is at Alert II and Pos Angke Hulu at Alert III.
The alert II or critical status in Pasar Ikan was caused by the water level reaching 201-250 centimeters, while the status of alert III in Pos Angke Hulu set because of its water level at 151-250 cm.
The Jakarta BPBD noted in the early hours of today that the Pasar Ikan sluice gate was entering the alert III since 1 a.m. However, at 9 a.m. the water height decreased to 212 cm.
Meanwhile, the Pos Angke Hulu sluice gate was at alert III since 12 a.m. with the water height of 160 cm, and was relatively stable until 6 a.m. and down to 120 cm or at alert IV until this report published.
Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) earlier today released a weather forecast for Jakarta areas. “Beware of potential rain with thunderstorm and strong wind in short duration in the Thousand Islands, North Jakarta, and West Jakarta in the morning and early day.”
The BMKG predicted that all areas of the capital will experience rain with a medium to high intensity. Local rain will shower South Jakarta and East Jakarta in the afternoon. Therefore, the city’s temperature is around 24-32 degrees Celsius with a humidity level of 80-100 percent.