BMKG forecasts moderate to heavy rains in several Indonesian regions

BMKG forecasts moderate to heavy rains in several Indonesian regions

Illustration - Display of the Aviation-Maritime Weather Information Service System (SIAM) application launched by the Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) here on Tuesday (4/27/2021). (ANTARA/Devi Nindy).

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) has forecast moderate to heavy rains that can be accompanied by lightning and strong winds in several regions in Indonesia.

Based on data compiled by ANTARA from the official BMKG website here on Wednesday, areas that can potentially experience rainfall are Aceh, Bengkulu, Gorontalo, Jambi, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Papua, West Papua, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, and North Sumatra.

The areas that can potentially experience rains accompanied by lightning in a short period of time are DKI Jakarta, West Java, West Kalimantan and South Kalimantan. Meanwhile, the area forecast to experience moderate rain is Maluku.

For the West Nusa Tenggara region, the BMKG has urged the public to be aware of the potential for high waves reaching up to two meters or more in the southern Lombok Strait, southern part of Alas Strait, southern Indian Ocean, West Nusa Tenggara, and the southern Sape Strait.

The BMKG also warned of the potential for high waves of 2.5-4 meters in the waters west of Simeulue to the Mentawai Islands, waters of Enggano Island to the west of Lampung, western and southern parts of Sunda Strait, Indian Ocean west of Sumatra, southern waters of Java Island to the Sumbawa Islands, and Bali Strait.

Hence, the BMKG has urged residents to be heedful of the high risks to shipping safety on fishing boats, barges, ferries, and large vessels, such as cargo or cruise ships.

The agency also urges people, residing and conducting activities on the coast around areas where high waves are likely, to remain vigilant.
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