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BMKG predicts a number of regions in Indonesia will be hit by extreme weather

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Jakarta, IO – A number of regions in Indonesia are likely to experience extreme weather today, Thursday (11/1), according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

BMKG released the potential for extreme weather which could include heavy rain, lightning and strong winds caused by cyclonic circulation, per Kompas.

This cyclonic circulation was observed in the Indian Ocean southwest of Bengkulu, waters west of West Kalimantan, and in northern Australia which formed an area of ​​slowing wind speed (convergence).

The convergence area extends in the Indian Ocean west of Sumatra, in South Sumatra, in West Kalimantan, and in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

Apart from that, other areas of convergence were also detected extending from North Sumatra to West Sumatra, in the north of North Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), West Papua and Papua.

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BMKG also detailed a number of areas with the potential for heavy rain which could be accompanied by lightning and strong winds in almost all areas on Sumatra Island, including Aceh Riau, Bengkulu, Jambi, Bangka Belitung Islands, Riau Islands and Lampung.

Apart from that, the same potential is also predicted to occur on the island of Java and Eastern Indonesia, including Banten, Jakarta, two regions of Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, Papua as well as a number of regions in Kalimantan and Sulawesi. (un)

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