Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said on Monday that eight percent of Indonesia's regions enter the dry season at the end of April 2023.
"According to the number of ZOMs (Season Zones), a total of eight percent of Indonesia's regions enter the dry season," Climatology Acting Deputy Dodo Gunawan stated here, Monday.
He outlined regions that experience the dry season, such as east of Aceh, east of North Sumatra, south of Riau, small parts of Nusa Tenggara, south of Gorontalo, and east of Central Sulawesi.
The other regions included the east of South Sulawesi, south of Southeast Sulawesi, parts of Maluku Islands, and parts of North Maluku.
Gunawan also remarked that at the end of April 2023, several regions were generally forecast to experience low- to medium-category rain (20-150mm/10 days).
Most of North Maluku and Maluku, parts of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, small parts of West Papua and Papua are the regions estimated to experience low rain or less than 50mm/10 days.
Meanwhile, most of West Papua and Papua, parts of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, a small part of North Maluku and Maluku are the regions forecast to experience medium-level rainfall (50-150 mm/10 days).
Lastly, territories estimated to experience high to very high category rain, or more than 150 mm/10 days, comprise west and south of West Java, West Flores, Kupang, and north of South Sulawesi.
Through the statement, Gunawan also highlighted that the unusual atmospheric dynamics had been one of the reasons behind Indonesia experiencing hot temperatures in the last few days.
"Extreme heat has hit Asian countries in the past week. Indonesia has not experienced a heatwave, but the maximum surface air temperature is classified as hot," he stated.
Eight percent of Indonesian regions enter dry season
Senin, 24 April 2023 20:09 WIB