TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) estimated that high-intensity rain would still occur in Jakarta for the next five days, per Wednesday, November 28.
The Deputy for Meteorology of BMKG, Mulyono R. Prabowo, explained that the circulation of closed winds in the Java Sea, which is quite persistent for the next 3 days as the cause. The circulation forms a meeting area for winds and the rain clouds along Java, Bali and East Nusa Tenggara. The flow of wet air mass entering from the Indian Ocean also supports the forming of the rain clouds.
“This condition can lead to heavy rain which can be accompanied by lightning and strong winds," Prabowo said, as quoted by Koran Tempo, Wednesday 28 November.
The Head of Public Relations of BMKG, Harry Tirto Djatmiko, said that people in Jakarta must be aware of rain accompanied by lightning and strong winds in a number of areas. “The area of South Jakarta and East Jakarta during the day and evening must be watched out,” said Harry.
Harry said the public must remain vigilant about the continued impacts such as floods, landslides, flash floods, inundations, strong winds, fallen trees, and slippery roads. “In last year, the peak was also around December,” he said.
The heavy rains flushed Jakarta since the past week. The hail even occurred in the Central Jakarta area, Thursday, November 22. At that time, a number of trees fell and water pooled at a number of points.
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