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BRIN to monitor extreme weather development in the next 6-12 hours

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Jakarta, IO – Erma Yulihastin, climatologist with the National Research and Innovation Agency’s (BRIN) Center for Climate and Atmospheric Research provided an update regarding extreme weather forecasts that will hit Greater Jakarta in the next few days.

Tweeting from her account @EYulihastin on Wednesday (28/12) she described the Derecho storm system that formed in the Indian Ocean by comparing it with the one that hit Dakota, US.

BRIN to monitor extreme weather development in the next 6-12 hours
(Source: Twitter @EYulihastin)

“Above: Derecho storm system that has formed in Dakota, US. Below: the latest observations (27/12) at 11.59pm WIB of the same storm system that formed over the Indian Ocean. What will happen 6-12 hours later? Let’s continue to monitor it,” Erma said, showing a satellite image over the Indian Ocean.

Erma said this morning at 4am WIB clouds indicating the Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC) storm system have been detected north of Jakarta and over the Sunda Strait.

BRIN to monitor extreme weather development in the next 6-12 hours
Image of cloud movement that shows the Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC) storm over north Jakarta and Sunda Strait. (Source: Twitter @EYulihastin)

She also retweeted the current situation that show high waves in Ancol, North Jakarta, at around 8.44pm WIB, Tuesday (27/12) which caused storm surge.

Read: BRIN forecasts extreme weather to hit Greater Jakarta at the end of the year

According to the satellite image, heavy rainfall also affected the southern coast of Banten and North Java Sea at around 7am WIB. (rr)

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