Sidoarjo, E Java (ANTARA) - Several districts in East Java are experiencing extreme drought after recording no rainfall in more than 60 consecutive days, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said.

Based on the monitoring of the rain post received from the BMKG station in Malang, four districts in the province are experiencing extreme drought, head of the data and information section at the BMKG office at Juanda Airport, Teguh Tri Susanto, said on Friday.

The four districts are Bangkalan, Bondowoso, Pamekasan, and Sampang, he informed.

In addition, several other districts/cities, including Banyuwangi, Lumajang, Mojokerto, Pamekasan, Probolinggo, Sidoarjo, and Trenggalek are likely to experience extreme drought conditions after receiving no rains within a 31-60 day period, he added.

In general, several districts/cities in East Java have recorded short or very short spells without rain, he noted. (INE)

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