Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | 03:24 WIB

BMKG Warns of Potential Hydrometerological Disaster in Indonesia

BMKG Warns of Potential Hydrometerological Disaster in Indonesia (bmkg)

JAKARTA, NNC - The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) which has grown and developed in the Indian Ocean since a few days ago has the effect of increasing rainfall in the western part of Indonesia. At present, the MJO is predicted to begin moving into the East into the territory of Indonesia.

In the period of March 8-14, 2019, it is predicted that the potential for heavy rain will be concentrated in parts of Java and Central and East Indonesia, including: DI Yogyakarta, East Java, Bali, NTB, NTT, South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Sulawesi Southeast, North Maluku, Maluku, West Papua and Papua.

"In the same period, it is predicted that there will be some cycloneic circulation and convergence areas that can also increase rainfall potential even though it tends to have a relatively shorter time of occurrence," said Deputy of Meteorology Drs R Mulyono R Prabowo MSc.

Areas that have the potential for heavy rain due to this phenomenon include: Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Bengkulu, Lampung, Banten and DKI Jakarta.

And the potential of high waves of 2.5 to 4.0 meters is estimated to occur in the southern Sunda Strait, the waters south of Java to Lombok, the Strait of Bali to the southern Lombok Strait, the southern Indian Ocean of Java to NTB, the northern waters of the Kep. Kangean, eastern Java Sea.

South Makassar Strait, Sumbawa Sea, Kep. Sangihe - Talaud, Flores Sea, Banda Sea, Western Waters Kep. Kei, North Waters Kep. Tanimbar, Waters of Manokwari to Biak.

" The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) urges the public to remain cautious and alert to the potential for continuous hydrometeorological disasters due to high rainfall in the form of floods, flash floods, landslides, strong winds, fallen trees, lightning and slippery roads," Mulyono said.