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Heavy rains will still hit Jakarta until March

Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicted rain with medium intensity would still happening until end of January, especially on northern part of Jakarta. “Heavy rains potentially hit Thousand Islands, Pluit, Kamal, Pejagalan, and Penjaringan, ” said Hary Tirto Djatmiko, head of information of BMKG, on Friday (23/1), in Jakarta.

Furthermore, Djatmiko said that heavy rains would occur from midnight until five in the morning for Kemayoran, Senen, Jatinegara, Bekasi, Cililitan, Tangerang Selatan, Cikokol, Ciledug, Parung, Bogor, Pamulang, Ciawi, and Serpong.

However, he said that highest rain intensity would only happened starting in February to March. “We are giving early warning for Jakarta and greater areas, also we are coordinating with National Disaster Mitigation agency [BNPB],” he added.

Meanwhile, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of data center and information of BNPB said that there were at least 36 puddles in Jakarta. “Rains and water level are still normal but puddles have emerged due to bad drainage. Majority of those puddles are located in the roads with at least 20-50 centimeters deep,” said Nugroho.

He also said that those puddles emerged in North Jakarta as it was located in lower areas of the province. Yanuar Hakam

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