BMKG: 99W semi cyclonic, 4 smoky cities and light rain in various areas

TIME.CO, Jakarta – Agency of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics o BMKG monitor the movement of Tropical Cyclone Seed 99W in the South China Sea east of Vietnam. The seeds of the cyclone with a maximum wind speed of 15 knots and a minimum air pressure of 1006.0 mb are moving from north to northwest.

“The potential for Cyclone Seed 99W to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours is in the low category,” BMKG was quoted as saying by its official website on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

Indirect impacts on Indonesia’s weather include moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied by lightning and strong winds in Riau.

Heavy rain occurred in Mamuju on Tuesday 17 October 2023. And light rain is likely in Banda Aceh, Gorontalo, Jambi, Pontianak, Banjarmasin, Palangkaraya, Samarinda, Tanjung Pinang, Ambon, Jayapura, Manokwari, Padang and Medan.

The areas still shrouded in haze are Jambi, Banjarmasin, Palangkaraya and Palembang. The air temperature varies between 22-36 °C with the lowest temperature in Bandung. The highest temperatures are recorded in Semarang and Surabaya.

Forecast based on the impact of heavy rainfall with warning status in Aceh, North Sumatra, West Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, West Papua and Papua. There are no provinces in a state of alert.


BMKG has issued an early warning of high waves potentially occurring in several Indonesian waters on 17-18 October 2023.

Winds in northern Indonesia generally move from east-south with wind speeds between 4 and 20 knots. In the southern part of Indonesia, however, it generally moves from east to south-east at a speed of 10-25 knots. The highest wind speeds were observed in the waters north of Sabang, the southern part of the Sunda Strait, the Java Sea and the Arafuru Sea.

This condition causes the possibility of increased waves up to 2.5 – 4 m in the waters north of Sabang, in the Indian Ocean west of Aceh, in the Ocean west of Lampung, in the western and southern Sunda Strait, in waters south of Banten to East Java and the Indian Ocean south of Banten to NTB.

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