1,441 hotspots spread across Sumatra, most in South Sumatra and Lampung

TIME.CO, Jakarta – A total of 1,441 access point still monitored in the Sumatra region based on data from the Agency of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics or the BMKG Pekanbaru station, Riau province, the numbers did not change compared to the previous day.

BMKG Pekanbaru station meteorologist on duty, Anggun R, said the data was updated at 07:00 WIB, Friday 6 October 2023. The hottest spots were observed in South Sumatra with 998, followed by Lampung 189 and Bangka Belitung 105, Jambi 74, West Sumatra 48, Bengkulu five and North Sumatra two.

“For Riau province, it was observed that there were 20 hotspots spread across five districts. In Indragiri district Hulu seven, Bengkalis five, Pelalawan three, Inderagiri Hilir three and Kuantan Singingi two,” he said.

Meanwhile, the weather in Riau province changed from foggy to clear and cloudy early Friday morning. Possible light to moderate rainfall occurs in parts of Kampar Regency, Kuantan Singingi and Pekanbaru City.

Meanwhile, the air quality in Pekanbaru based on PM25 monitoring is still in the unhealthy category. Monitored at 08.00 WIB, Friday morning (06/10) at number 63.

Rain was observed to fall with light intensity in several areas of Pekanbaru city on Thursday, yesterday and Friday morning. Riau Province Regional Disaster Management Agency chief executive Edy Afrizal said it was natural rain.


He confirmed that this was due to weather modification aircraft technology. He hopes the rain will help clear the haze in and around Pekanbaru. “The TMC plane just arrived in Pekanbaru on Friday. Thank God the rain that fell really helped reduce the haze,” she said.

This afternoon until evening, BMKG It also predicts the possibility of light to moderate rain. This happens in most areas of Riau province.

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