BMKG recalls smoke alarms in Pontianak and Banjarmasin

TIME.CO, Jakarta – Agency of meteorology, climatology and geophysics o BMKG extension predicting that the weather in the two provincial capitals, namely Banjarmasin and Pontianak, will be hazy on Sunday 20 August 2023, hence vigilance is needed.

While it is expected to rain in many other major cities in Indonesia, according to the weather forecast, BMKG information is being followed online in Jakarta.

The weather forecast for Sumatra, Banda Aceh and the surrounding areas will be sunny to cloudy. While the Pangkalpinang area tends to be cloudy.

The Tanjungpinang area is raining with light intensity, and in the Medan area, you have to be careful, because there is a possibility of heavy rain. Pekanbaru City has a chance of rain accompanied by lightning.

The city of Bandar Lampung tends to be sunny and cloudy, and for the areas of Palembang and Padang, it tends to rain lightly. The cities of Bengkulu and Jambi need to be careful, as rain accompanied by lightning is likely to occur.

Moving on to the Java region, it tends to be favourable. Most parts of Java will tend to be cloudy to cloudy sunny all day long, such as Serang, Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta and Surabaya areas.

Then Denpasar, Kupang and also Mataram, the weather will tend to be sunny or cloudy.

The Palangkaraya area tends to be cloudy. Meanwhile, the Banjarmasin and Pontianak areas were shrouded in smoke.

Meanwhile in Samarinda and also in Tanjung Selor, one must be careful due to the possibility of light rain.

The weather in the Sulawesi region will vary, where the Kendari and Gorontalo areas tend to be sunny and cloudy, as does the Makassar area.


The weather in the cities of Manado, Palu and also Mamuju was overcast with light rain. For the areas of Manado and Palu, as well as rains of moderate intensity.

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Ambo rain

Finally, for the eastern part of Indonesia, only the Ternate region has a chance for thick overcast skies. Meanwhile, for the regions of Ambon, Manokwari and also Jayapura it rained with light intensity.

Increased convection in Indonesian territory, especially in North and Central Sumatra, then in North Sulawesi, North Moluccas, West Papua and Papua. where this is caused by MJO phenomenon activity, OLR and also equatorial waves.

Furthermore, the pattern of convergence or wind meeting areas is also observed around West Sumatra, Riau, North Kalimantan regions and also parts of Papua region.

So that the possibility of heavy rains which may be accompanied by lightning and strong winds can occur especially in most of Sumatra then North Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and East Kalimantan. Then there are also parts of North Sulawesi like North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, parts of Central Sulawesi, North Maluku, Papua.

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