Indonesia to see more heavy rains till next week


  • Indonesia
  • Sunday, 26 Jan 2020

Indonesians cleaning their homes and cutlery along the river in Jakarta after flooding triggered by heavy rain which started on New Year's Eve hit the area. India has predicted that heavy rains will fall in a number of provinces in the country in the coming week. - AFP

JAKARTA: Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) on Sunday (Jan 26) has predicted that heavy rains will fall in a number of provinces in the country in the coming week.

"In the coming week, we have predicted potential heavy rains with intense lightnings would occur in a number of areas," the agency's Deputy for Meteorology, R Mulyono R Prabowo, said in a statement to the media.

He explained that the cyclonic circulation around the Indian Ocean, especially in the southern part of Indonesia's Lampung province on Sumatera Island, is expected to be formed from Jan 26 onwards, that could cause wind convergence patterns and wind twists in western parts of Indonesia.

In addition, the unstable condition of Indonesia's atmosphere could bring about mass of moist air from the lower layer to be easily lifted into the atmosphere.

Both factors would lead to an increase in the volume of rain clouds in western part of the country.

In recent times, Jakarta and many parts in Sumatera and Java went through serious flood issues. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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