Jakarta, IO – Residents carry out their activities outdoors sporting head protection gears when hot weather hits Jakarta. The scorching weather has forced residents to use various methods to protect their heads and faces from sunburn.
In the last few days, the residents of Jakarta and its surroundings have been hit by sizzling and stifling weather. According to data from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the weather in Jakarta during the day ranged from 32 to 36 degrees Celsius.
BMKG senior forecaster Laode Nurdiansyah said the hot weather is influenced by several factors, from optimal sunlight in the morning until midday and the lack of cloud cover which can reduce the intensity of direct sunlight to earth.
Additionally, he also predicts that the El Nino climate phenomenon will trigger extreme hot weather in Indonesia, the peak of which will occur in October and continue until early next year. El Nino is an anomalous weather event that increases ocean temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific, which causes temperatures to rise around the world.
(IO/Septo Kun Wijaya)