Monday, 14 October 2019 | 11:33 WIB

BMKG Warns of Potential Drought in These Regions

BMKG Warns of Potential Drought in These Regions (floresa)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Deputy for Climatology, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Herizal urged the public to be on alert for potential drought.

This statement was conveyed by Herizal because it was based on the results of rainfall monitoring until June 20, 2019 and the estimated chance of rainfall was very low (<20 mm / 10 days). There have been successive days without rain (HTH) in several regions which have an impact on the potential of meteorological drought (climate) with Standby to Caution status in some areas.

Warning status, has experienced HTH> 61 days and the prospect of <20mm / dasarian low rainfall opportunities in the next 20 days> 80 percent, mostly Yogyakarta, East Java (Sampang and Malang), East Nusa Tenggara, West Java (Indramayu), and Bali (Buleleng).

Standby status, has experienced HTH> 31 days and the prospect of <20mm / dasarian low rainfall opportunities in the next 20 days> 80% percent, namely North Jakarta, Banten (Lebak and Tangerang), West Nusa Tenggara, and Most of Central Java.

"Monitoring the development of the dry season shows based on the area, 35 percent of Indonesia's territory has entered the dry season and 65 percent of the region is still experiencing the rainy season," Herizal said in a written statement on Tuesday (06/25/2019).

Areas that have entered the dry season include the north and east coast of Aceh, northern North Sumatra, southern Sumatra, Java, Bali, NTB, NTT, southeast Kalimantan, the west coast of South Sulawesi, the northern coast of North Sulawesi, the coast in Central Sulawesi waters, parts of Maluku and southern Papua.

"The dry season does not mean there is no rain at all. Some predicted areas still have the chance to get rainfall," he said quietly

In general, the prospect of accumulating 10 daily rainfall in the future is in the Low category (<50 mm in 10 days). Even so, some regions still have the chance to get middle and high category rainfall.

Medium criteria rainfall (50 - 150 in 10 days) is predicted to occur on the coast of Aceh, West Sumatra, Bengkulu, western South Sumatra, western Jambi, North Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, northern Central Kalimantan, central Sulawesi, West Papua northern part and northern Papua.

High rainfall criteria (> 150 in 10 days) are predicted to occur on the east coast of Central Sulawesi and central Papua.

Monitoring of BMKG and several international institutions on the occurrence of global climate anomalies in the Pacific Ocean shows weak El Nino conditions. While SST anomalies in the Indian Ocean region show positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) conditions.
This condition is expected to take place at least until October November December (OND) 2019.

"People are encouraged to be vigilant and careful about droughts that can have an impact on the agricultural sector with rainfed systems, reducing the availability of ground water (scarcity of clean water), and increasing the potential for ease of fire," he appealed.

For people who want to get the latest information, BMKG opens information services, namely through http://www.bmkg.go.id; @infobmkg twitter; or directly contact the nearest BMKG office.