Jakarta second most polluted city in the world, says IQAir

Air pollution in Jakarta. (Source: Kompas)

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.

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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)