Meteorology agency warns of hydrometeorological disasters

Meteorology agency warns of hydrometeorological disasters


Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned of possible hydrometeorological disasters, such as floods, landslides, and whirlwind, in the current peak rainy season across Indonesia.

The agency called on the people to remain vigilant, as Indonesia was currently experiencing the peak of the rainy season, Mulyono Rahadi Prabowo, the BMKG`s deputy in charge of meteorology, noted in a statement, here, Thursday.

The condition in the Indian Ocean and the direction of wind indicate possible heavy rains, lightening, thunder, and strong wind, he remarked.

Heavy rains are forecast in the next few days in Riau, Riau Islands, West Sumatra, Bengkulu, Jambi, South Sumatra, Bangka Belitung, Lampung, Banten, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, Central Java, East Java, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Maluku, West Papua, and Papua.

The agency has also forecast sea waves, reaching heights of between 2.5 meters and four meters, among others things, in the waters of Mentawai, Bengkulu, Enggano, Lampung, Indian Ocean, Sunda Strait, southern Java, Sumbawa, Bali Strait, Lombok, southern Alas, North Natuna, Kepupy Anambas, Makassar Strait, Flores Sea, Banda Sea, Sangihe, Halmahera, Biak, northern Pacific Ocean.

Reporting by Desi Purnawati, fardah