Forest and land fires are expected to occur in several provinces, watch out for thunderstorms and strong winds

TIME.CO, Jakarta – In some regions of Indonesia there is a potential risk of forest and land fires Forest and land fires and heavy rain that may be accompanied by lightning and strong winds this Tuesday, September 19, 2023, according to the weather warning from the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, or BMKG.

The BMKG website on Tuesday said there was a risk of forest and land fires, particularly in the areas of Jambi, South Sumatra, East Java, East Nusa Tenggara, Central Kalimantan and South Kalimantan.

BMKG urges the public to pay attention to the impacts caused and not to burn land for any reason.

BMKG also said there is a risk of heavy rain accompanied by lightning, particularly in the areas of Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau and Kep. Riau, West Java, DKI Jakarta, East Java, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, North Maluku and West Papua.

BMKG said the cyclonic circulation was observed in the Sulu Sea which formed a convergence area extending from the waters of North Kalimantan to the Sulu Sea and from the Sulawesi Sea to the Sulu Sea. Closed circulation was observed in the waters north of West Papua.

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Be careful of rain and strong winds


An area of ​​convergence was also observed extending from southern Sumatra to Aceh, from the waters north of Halmahera to the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, and from Papua to West Papua.

This condition is capable of increasing the potential for rain cloud growth around the cyclonic circulation/closed circulation area and along the convergence area.

BMKG also called on the public to pay attention to the possibility of strong winds of up to 45 km per hour, particularly in the areas of Aceh, South Sumatra, West Java, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, North Kalimantan and Papua.

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