Heavy Rain Warning for Several Regions in Indonesia

Heavy Rain

The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), on Friday (2/9), issued an early warning related to heavy rain forecasts in several parts of Indonesia. According to BMKG, this heavy rain was accompanied by lightning and strong winds.

In information quoted from the BMKG website in Jakarta, Friday, the potential for heavy rain accompanied by lightning and strong winds was warned for the provinces of Aceh, Bangka Belitung, Bengkulu, Jambi, Lampung, Riau, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, North Sumatra, Banten, DKI Jakarta. , West Java, East Java.

Similar conditions also have the potential to occur in West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Maluku, North Maluku, West Nusa Tenggara, Papua and West Papua.

The BMKG stated that the cyclonic circulation is in central Sulawesi and the Sulawesi Sea, and forms a convergence area that extends across the central part of Sulawesi, in the Sulawesi Sea, from the Java Sea to East Kalimantan, from South Kalimantan to East Kalimantan, and from Maluku to the Maluku Sea.

Other areas of convergence extend from Bengkulu to the Indian Ocean southwest of Lampung, in Aceh, in central and southern Sumatra, in the South China Sea, from Central Kalimantan to the Sulu Sea, in the north of North Kalimantan, in North Maluku, from the Seram Sea to the Maluku Sea. , and from Papua to West Papua.

BMKG conveyed that these conditions were able to increase the potential for rain cloud growth around the cyclonic circulation area and along the convergence/confluence area.

“Watch out for hydrometeorological disasters (inundation, flooding, flash floods, etc.), the impact of potential heavy rains,” wrote the BMKG Instagram account, Thursday (1/9), following the early warning of heavy rain today.

More specifically, based on the early warning of heavy rain today from the BMKG, the Central Sulawesi region today is in the Alert category for hydrometeorological disasters.

Previously, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicted that the rainy season would come earlier than normal, from September to November 2022. Meanwhile, the peak is estimated to be in December 2022 and January 2023.

Meanwhile, the La Nina phenomenon is expected to continue to weaken and move towards neutral in the period December 2022 – January 2023. And, the IOD (Indian Ocean Dipole) phenomenon is expected to remain negative until November 2022.

“The combination of these two phenomena (La Nina and Negative IOD) is predicted to contribute to increasing rainfall in Indonesia,” said BMKG Head Dwikorita Karnawati at the 2022/2023 Rainy Season Forecast Press Conference in Jakarta, Wednesday (31/8/2022).