Indonesia: Heavy rain, storms expected to strike Java

Jakarta Post 11 Jul 16;

Jakarta: The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has called on residents living along the southern coast of Java to stay cautious due to potential heavy rain and high tides over the next few days.

“Based on an analysis of the atmosphere, we predict heavy rain and storms in the southern part of Java through to East Nusa Tenggara,” BMKG spokesperson Hary Djatmiko said Saturday.

The heavy rain is likely to occur until July 14 in West Java, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Central Java, East Java, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and some parts in Papua, he said.

He called on residents to stay cautious and remain aware of possible impacts triggered by the extreme weather including floods, landslides and fallen trees. “Public transport operators and motorists need to take extra care,” he said as quoted by Antara.

BMKG has also predicted that high waves measuring between two to four meters are likely to occur in waters off southern Java and Sumba.

Such conditions will pose a threat to fishermen and also to holiday makers visiting beaches and cities located along the southern coast of Java such as Pelabuhan Ratu, Pangandaran, Parangtritis and Pacitan. — JP

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