Extreme Rain Will Hit Indonesia Until New Year’s Eve

Extreme Rain Hits Indonesia

Indonesian people are likely to be accompanied by rain on New Year’s Eve 2023. The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) estimates that the intensity of rain will continue to increase in the next few days.

They stated that extreme rain would last from Friday (30/12/2022) until the turn of the year.

Head of BMKG Dwikorita Karnawati said that tomorrow extreme rain would flush the northern part of West Java to the northern part of Central Java. More than 150 ml of rain will occur throughout the day.

“This is what needs to be watched out for, but this is rain, not a storm. The intensity can be extreme,” Dwikorita said during an online press conference.

Very heavy rain is predicted for northern and southern Banten, northern DKI Jakarta, and parts of northern East Java.

The western part of Banten, the southern part of DKI Jakarta, the southern part of West Java, DI Yogyakarta, the southern part of Central Java, and the southern part of East Java are predicted to receive heavy rains.

Dwikorita said, the potential for extreme rain intensity will take place today, Friday (29/12) evenly in the Jabodetabek area. This condition will especially occur in the northern part of Bekasi Regency.

“It continues in the afternoon until the early hours of the morning. This is until the turn on December 31. So this needs to be watched out for starting in the afternoon and continuing until the evening,” said Dwikorita.

On the other hand, the potential for very heavy rain will hit the northern part of West Jakarta, East Jakarta, South Jakarta, North Jakarta, and Bekasi City. Meanwhile, the potential for heavy rain will occur in Tangerang Regency, South Tangerang City, Bogor City, southern Bogor Regency, Depok, and Central Jakarta.

Dwikora said that the trigger for the increase in rain intensity was still triggered by atmospheric dynamics as recorded yesterday, starting from the significant activity of the Asian Monsoon.

Then, he stressed, the difference was the increase in Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) activity accompanied by the Kelvin and Rossby Equatorial Wave phenomena.

This condition is exacerbated by indications of the formation of a low-pressure center around the Australian region which can increase the potential for the growth of clouds and strong winds.

“This means that parents plan their activities by adapting to these conditions,” said Dwikorita.