BMKG predicts that there will still be thunderstorms even though August is usually dry

TIME.CO, Jakarta – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency or BMKG said rain is expected to occur in a number of Indonesian areas on Monday, August 14, 2023. Storm expected to fall at Jambi.

Meanwhile, moderate rain is likely to occur in Medan. Light rain is forecast for Tanjung Pinang, Ambon, Manokwari and Pekanbaru. “The provincial capital is estimated to be shrouded in smoke in Banjarmasin, while it is misty in Pontianak, Pekanbaru and Palembang,” the BMKG statement read.

BMKG estimates that the air temperature will range between 19 and 34C, with the lowest temperature in Bandung. While the highest temperatures were in Serang, Semarang, Pontianak, Banjarmasin, Palangkaraya and Palembang.

BMKG forecasts that there will be an impact of heavy rains with a state of alert in Aceh. Areas with the potential for high winds are South Sumatra, NTB and Maluku.

BMKG also issued an early warning of high waves that could potentially occur in several water areas on August 14-15, 2023.


The wind pattern in the northern part of Indonesia moves predominantly from southeast to south with wind speeds ranging from 5 to 25 knots. While in the southern part of Indonesia the dominant movement is from east to southeast with wind speeds ranging from 8 to 25 knots. “The highest wind speeds were observed in the northern waters of Sabang, Kep. Nias, southern waters of Banten, Banda Sea, Arafuru Sea and Merauke,” the BMKG said.

Very high waves are likely to occur in the range of 2.5-4 meters in Northern waters of Sabang, Western waters of Aceh, Western waters of P. Simeulue – Kep. Nias-Kep. Mentawai, waters west of Bengkulu to Lampung, Indian Ocean west of Sumatra, western and southern Sunda Straits, southern waters of Banten to East Java, southern waters of Bali to Sumbawa, and Indian Ocean south of Banten to NTB extension.

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