The drought warning in West Java extends to three regions

TIME.CO, Jakarta – Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency or BMKG West Java Weather Station issued an early warning Drought Meteorological, Friday, September 1, 2023. The area declared on alert is now wider than before in Padalarang district, West Bandung regency.

From information from the BMKG West Java climate station, the alarm also concerns the Gegesik district in Cirebon regency. Other areas are Jatiwangi, Lemah Sugih and Malausma subdistricts in Majalengka Regency.

Meanwhile, the areas that are in the alert category are most of Karawang, Subang, Indramayu, Majalengka, Sumedang, Purwakarta, Sukabumi, Cianjur, Bandung, Garut. Then Tasikmalaya, Ciamis, Banjar City and Pangandaran. Some others are in Bogor, Cirebon and Kuningan.

Previously, precipitation forecasts for September and October generally had low criteria or less than 100 millimeters per month, according to the head of the climatological data processing and analysis team, Dwi Yoga Primartono. “Meanwhile, precipitation forecasts for November 2023 generally have average criteria of 100 to 300 millimeters per month,” he said on Thursday, August 24, 2023.

The entire area of ​​West Java experiences low category rainfall in September. In October, however, a small part, equal to 8.7%, of West Java is expected to experience moderate rainfall. In November, this condition is expected to reach 77.2% in the West Java region.


In November, 19.7% of areas are expected to experience low-category precipitation. Meanwhile, 3.1% were affected by high category rainfall. Although it still rains from September to November, the rainfall is less than normal.

According to him, the reduction in rainfall can be attributed to the influence of the Nino, which has now reached a moderate level. Based on the calculation results of the current model, the dominant factors of atmospheric and ocean dynamics are of the same type The boy resulting in forecasts of the upcoming rainy season later than usual.

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