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BMKG Predicts Heavy Rain, Strong Winds, and Lightning in These Regions

BMKG Predicts Heavy Rain, Strong Winds, and Lightning in These Regions (rebanas)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesia Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicts potential heavy rain and strong winds, lightning/thunder in the next three days, namely 21-23 October 2019, in several regions of Indonesia.

BMKG monitoring results show that there is a cyclone circulation in the Malacca Strait in Aceh waters (925/800mb). Convergence is found in the West Waters of Aceh, Riau Islands, and Central Kalimantan. Wind-turning areas are found in West Sumatra, Riau and Jambi. Intrusion of dry air masses can be seen from the Northern Hemisphere across the Philippine East Indian Ocean.

There is dry air mass intrusion from the southern hemisphere across the West Indian Ocean region of Sumatra, East Java, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Banda Sea, and Arafura Sea.

This causes a reduction in the potential for rain in the area through which intrusion passes, but can increase the potential for rain in the area ahead of the intrusion.

This was conveyed by the Public Relations Section and the Legal Bureau and BMKG Organizations, on Monday (10/21/2019).

Reportedly, the mass of wet air in the low layer is concentrated in the regions of Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Riau Islands, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Central Sulawesi, North Maluku, West Papua and Papua.

Areas that have a convective potential of local factors with moderate/strong atmospheric lability index values ​​are in the regions of Aceh, North Sumatra, Riau, West Sumatra, Jambi, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Sulawesi Sea, West Papua and Papua.

Today, Monday (10/21/2019) regions with the potential for heavy rainfall are Riau, the Bangka Belitung Islands, North Kalimantan and West Papua. As for tomorrow, Tuesday (10/22/2019) areas with the potential for heavy rain are West Sumatra, Riau, Riau Islands, Central Kalimantan, North Kalimantan. As for the day after tomorrow, Friday (10/23/2019) areas with the potential for heavy rain are Riau, Central Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Maluku, and West Papua.

Areas that have the potential for heavy rain accompanied by strong winds, lightning/thunder today, Monday (10/21/2019) are Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Bengkulu, Jambi, West Kalimantan, and Papua. As for tomorrow, Tuesday (10/22/2019) areas with the potential for heavy rain accompanied by strong winds, lightning/thunder are Aceh, North Sumatra, Jambi. West Kalimantan and Papua. As for the day after tomorrow, Wednesday (10/23/2019) areas that still have the potential for heavy rain accompanied by strong winds, lightning/thunder are Aceh, North Sumatra, Jambi, West Kalimantan, and Papua.

BMKG gives an early warning to people who live or are in some areas that have the potential of heavy rains to be accompanied by strong winds and lightning/thunder to always be careful when outdoors activities, and prepare themselves for rain.