BMKG Issues Extreme Weather Warning for Parts of Indonesia This Week

The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued warnings for extreme weather in several parts of Indonesia in the following week according to the results of the analysis and prediction of identified atmospheric waves.

Extreme weather in Indonesia.
Illustration. Flood in Jakarta, February 2017. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued warnings for extreme weather in several parts of Indonesia in the following week according to the results of the analysis and prediction of identified atmospheric waves, Sunday (8/15/2021).

The identification shows the escalating activity of Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) and Equatorial Rossby Waves. MJO and Equatorial Rossby Waves. MJO and Equatorial Rossby Waves are atmospheric dynamics phenomenon that indicates the potential for the growth of rain clouds on a large scale around the area it passes through.

These atmospheric dynamic conditions have the potential to increase the growth of rain clouds in the next one-week period. Rain with moderate to heavy intensity will occur on August 15 to 20, 2021, in several areas.

Currently, rain has occurred in West Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java, and Papua. Narrowly, based on the prediction results from the Impact Based Forecast (IBF) in the alert level, the potential for flooding may occur in the Riau, Jambi, and West Sumatra.

As a response to the warning, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) through the Emergency Response Team has been on standby in case of a disaster. Personnel and a number of supporting equipment have been prepared to solve the disaster that occurs.

“ACT’s Emergency Response Teams across Indonesia are already on standby to face various potential disasters that may occur in the future," said the Commander of the ACT Emergency Response Team, Kusmayadi. In addition to preparing the Emergency Response teams, the humanitarian vehicles will also be on standby to meet the residents’ needs.[]