Bandung rain potential 1-2 days on August 3, increases the probability of drought

TIME.CO, Bandung – Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Council (BMKG extension) predicts the potential day To rain in the city Bandung only about 1-2 days on 10th day or 3rd of August 2023.

Meanwhile, the chance of rain in Bandung city is between 30 and 40 percent, according to Teguh Rahayu, head of BMKG Geophysics Station in Bandung. “Precipitation is generally forecast with low to medium criteria,” the West Java BMKG coordinator said in a written statement on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023.

Precipitation, ranging from 0 to 150 millimeters per day, is classified as normal rain. These conditions can increase the chances of disasters like drought. Expect similar conditions on September 1, but with normal to less than normal rain. “Trends show that El Nino has an opportunity to increase from moderate to strong in September,” Rahayu said.

Meanwhile, the air quality conditions based on the observations of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), the standard air pollution index value of the Bandung city is in the moderate category (51-100). Meanwhile, the air quality level of PM2.5 in Bandung city is at an unhealthy level, especially for sensitive groups.

According to the statement issued by the BMKG, the dry season this year will be drier than the climatic conditions. Therefore Greater Bandung area also has the potential to experience drought and shortage of clean water for daily needs.


Communities are urged to be aware of the potential for hydro-meteorological disasters, such as droughts, as well as increased forest and land fires. It is likely that the existence of El Nino will make the dry season in 2023 drier than normal and the dry period will be longer.

People who live in or have an interest in visiting the southern coastal area of ​​West Java are advised to always be vigilant and careful as the potential for waves up to 6.0 meters high is still possible until the end of this month. In addition, events such as abrasion and damage to other coastal infrastructure caused by high waves and strong winds also need to be looked out for.

Based on the analysis of the BMKG synoptic data, the wind patterns in the northern part of Indonesia move predominantly from the south-southwest with speeds ranging from 5 to 20 knots. Meanwhile, in the southern part of Indonesia, the dominant movement is east-southeast with wind speeds ranging from 5 to 25 knots.

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