Peak Rainy Season In Papua Predicted January-February

JAYAPURA - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Center (BBMKG) Region V Jayapura estimates that Papua will experience the peak of the rainy season in January and February 2022. Head of the Regional V BBMKG Jayapura Cahyo Nugroho, said the season zone (ZOM) area is Jayapura City, Keerom part north, Jayapura Regency in the Northeast, Jayapura Regency, Sarmi in the South and Southeast, Tolikara in the North and Northeast, Waropen in the Southeast and Jayawijaya in the Northeast. "However, climatologically, the peak of the rainy season generally occurs in January, February and March. "In the peak period of the rainy season, heavy rain has a high chance of occurring and can cause hydrometeorological disasters," he said in Jayapura, as reported by Antara, Sunday, January 16. Cahyo appealed to the public and relevant stakeholders to increase their vigilance during the peak period of the rainy season because the potential for heavy rain and strong winds increases and has an impact on potential hydrometeorological disasters such as floods, landslides, fallen trees, flash floods and others.

"People should pay attention to environmental conditions where they live, water channels, tall trees, as well as people who live high up in areas along rivers or at the foot of mountains or hills so that they can also increase their vigilance," he said. highland areas or mountains that have the potential to cause landslides and floods or flash floods so that people are also expected to stay away from riverbanks, bodies of water or flood-prone areas, and slopes that are prone to landslides when heavy rains occur. updating weather information given the rapidly changing weather conditions, weather information can be accessed through social media BMKG Papua Info (Facebook, Twitter, Intstagram, Whatsapp, Telegram), BMKG Info application, or can contact the nearest BMKG UPT," he added. The Central BMKG in Jakarta has issued a warning There is the potential for moderate-heavy rain in several provinces in Indonesia, including Papua, which will take effect on January 14-17, 2022 where the Center for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Region V is the coordinator of public weather information at the Papua province level, so that its task is to make derivatives of these predictions at the provincial level. It should be understood that when the central BMKG releases an early warning at the provincial level, it does not mean that the entire Papua Province will experience heavy rains evenly, this is because the administrative area of the Papua province is very large compared to other provinces in Indonesia, so that disturbances occur. "The atmosphere, which generally causes heavy rains, generally affects several districts or cities which are located close together," he said.

For your information, the public and relevant stakeholders are expected to remain vigilant but need to know detailed information on which districts and cities in Papua have the potential for moderate to heavy rain based on information released by BBMKG Region V Jayapura.

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