Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said the increased volume of vehicles is believed to be the culprit. “Indeed, Jakarta is quite congested. Vehicle traffic is returning to normal, as a result there is an increase in pollution,” said Riza, as per Antara, Thursday (16/6).
Meanwhile, Jakarta Environment Agency noted that on Wednesday (15/6) low air temperatures and high humidity levels triggered an accumulation of pollutants, hence exacerbating air pollution in the capital, according to its spokesperson Yogi Ikhwan.
Meanwhile, based on the BMKG’s forecast on Friday, the air temperature in Jakarta ranges between 25-32 degrees Celsius and humidity level between 75-100 percent. (rr)