The driest in South Sumatra, Ogan Komering Ilir, recorded 70 days without rain

TIME.CO, Palembang – Regency Ogan Komering Ilir (OKI) The western part is recorded as the driest area. This can be seen in the tracking Day without rain (HTH) until September 20, 2023.

The head of the South Sumatra Class I climate station, Wandayantolis, said that this condition is evident Drought weather conditions in the region have reached hydrological drought. This can be seen in decreasing surface water levels and water levels in existing rivers or swamps.

“The rain that occurred in South Sumatra in recent days did not fall evenly in the area or wet the land,” Wanda said, Friday, Sept. 22, 2023.

In the next 10 days it is possible that it will rain, but the intensity will still be low and not evenly distributed. This situation obviously still causes a high risk of fires in the area.

“This will also increase the decline in air quality by spreading smoke from forest and ground fires,” Wanda said.


The wind direction blowing from the east-southeast will spread the smoke northwards covering areas from Palembang to Musi Banyuasin.

In response to this, his party appealed to the public to avoid various activities that could trigger land fires in their environment. The level of particulate pollution entering the air due to smoking should be expected by using a mask and eye protection when engaging in outdoor activities.

It is also expected that the public will be able to access official information and follow local government advice.

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