Jakarta has to be ready to face drought: BMKG

Jakarta has to be ready to face drought: BMKG

The staffs of Bogor Climatology Station of Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) observe weather map on West Java region. (ANTARA/Laily Rahmawati)

We are trying to anticipate this drought issue earlier
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The capital city Jakarta has to be ready for drought since the peak of the dry season is predicted to be in September 2019, Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has stated. During Jakarta’s dry season in May and June, some areas had experienced very poor supply of water, so the administration should pay more attention and anticipate the drought, according to the Head of Climate Information Analysis of BMKG Adi Ripaldi in Jakarta Thursday.

So far, a number of areas, specifically in North Jakarta, are facing a drought alert.

“Two areas in North Jakarta got the number of 30-61 referring to the monitoring system of days with no rain (HTH). Those are Rawa Badak and Rorotan,” Ripaldi stated.

To face the dry season, BMKG had issued early warnings and sent weather reports to the related agencies.

“We are trying to anticipate this drought issue earlier,” Ripaldi said.

The people of Jakarta can also make efforts in this regard by using water wisely for every need including irrigation and watering their plants, he stated. (INE)


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