September 09, 2015
Palangkaraya, Ekuatorial – The hotspots in Central Kalimantan soared in just three days. The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics monitored the 23 hotspots indicated as forest and land fires on September 7, 2015. The number rose to 1,295 hotspots on September 9, 2015.
According to BMKG forecaster Palangkaraya, Alfond, they did not think the difference can be very significant in the day. “Within 24 hours we continue to monitor and assess. The reason could be several factors, one of which is the weather,” he said, Wednesday (9/9). Weather parameters which affect, such as high temperature, low humidity, and minimal rainfall.
Alfond added that now the process of artificial rain seeding is still difficult. “The humidity is very low, that’s why very difficult if you want to make artificial rain,” he said. It is estimated that up the next week the condition is still not possible.
Meanwhile, the monitor of the air quality in Palangkaraya still broken. The tool identifies the concentration of dust particles smaller than 10 microns (PM10). At the level of dangerous, the concentrations exceed 150 micrograms per cubic meter.
Head of Department of Environment and Forest of Palangkaraya, Rawang, said that the haze exposure in the air contains five kinds of harmful substances, namely PM10, SO2, CO, O3, and NO2. “Actually those fifth observed in ISPU tool. For now, the air condition in Palangkaraya at the level of 137, “he said. Maturidi