Jakarta Extreme Weather Predicted to Happen in Next Two Days

Extreme weather can cause hydrometeorological disasters: floods, flash floods, landslides, strong winds, and tornadoes.

Katulampa floodgate
Illustration. Katulampa floodgate is on level 4 alert. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA — The potential for extreme weather in Jakarta will occur for two days, Tuesday (10/19/2021) to Wednesday (10/20/2021). The information was conveyed by Jakarta Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) through its official website.

BPBD Jakarta via Instagram upload @bpbddkijakarta explained, according to weather forecasts based on the impact of heavy rain in western Indonesia, there is the potential for heavy rain followed by flooding or flash floods in Jakarta (alert status).

The potential for extreme weather can include sporadic, heavy, and short-duration rain and even hail. In addition, the impact of severe weather can potentially cause hydrometeorological disasters in the form of floods, flash floods, landslides, strong winds, and tornadoes.

Lukman Solehudin, the Coordinator of the ACT Emergency Response Team, said that ACT's Emergency Response Team has been preparing for disaster management in case of emergency response conditions during the rainy season. The ACT Emergency Response Team has conducted water rescue training.

"We are intensively conducting training considering that the rainy season has already started in Jakarta. When an emergency occurs, we are ready to carry out the rescue,” he said.

As of November, 87.7 percent of Indonesia's territory will enter the rainy season, including areas that are undergoing a transition this October: Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, and South Sulawesi. The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) asked 

these areas to be aware of extreme weather phenomena typical of changing or transitions seasons.

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned that the La Nina phenomenon was detected again at the end of this year. This warning is an explanation for several extreme weather events that have occurred in several areas.[]