Sorry, BMKG Records Today’s Highest Temperature of 39 Degrees Celsius News – 47 minutes ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Hot temperatures are still felt in a number of areas in Indonesia today, Thursday (19/10/2023), including in the Jakarta area. Meanwhile, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) noted that almost all areas of Java are now experiencing days without extreme long rain.

Based on the BMKG update as of October 10 2023, almost all areas of the island of Java have not yet experienced rain or experienced long days without extreme rain, more than 60 days.

Then most of Sulawesi experiences rainy days without long days, around 21-30 days and extreme long. Meanwhile, most areas in southern Sumatra experience very long days without rain, namely 31-60 days.


Quoting the official BMKG Instagram account, the daily maximum temperature in Indonesia ranges from 35 to 39 degrees Celsius.

The following are the daily maximum temperatures in Indonesia from 18 October 2023 at 07.00 WIB to 19 October 2023 at 07.00 WIB:

Kertajati Meteorological Station: 39.1 degrees Celsius

Central Java Climatology Station: 38.2 degrees Celsius

Center for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Region II: 38 degrees Celsius

Ahmad Yani Meteorological Station: 37.8 degrees Celsius

Radin Inten II Meteorological Station: 37.2 degrees Celsius

East Nusa Tenggara Climatology Station: 37.2 degrees Celsius

Tanjung Emas Maritime Meteorological Station: 37.2 degrees Celsius

Banten Climatology Station: 37.0 degrees Celsius

South Sumatra Climatology Station: 36.8 degrees Celsius

Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin Meteorological Station: 36.8 degrees Celsius

Perak I Meteorological Station: 36.6 degrees Celsius

Budiarto Meteorological Station: 36.4 degrees Celsius

Eltari Meteorological Station: 36.2 degrees Celsius

Tanjung Perak Maritime Meteorological Station: 36.2 degrees Celsius

Tangerang Geophysical Station: 36.2 degrees Celsius

Tjilik Riwut Meteorological Station: 36.1 degrees Celsius

Sultan Hasanuddin Meteorological Station: 36.0 degrees Celsius

West Java Climatology Station: 36.0 degrees Celsius

Serang Maritime Meteorilogy Station: 35.9 degrees Celsius

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Meteorological Station: 35.8 degrees Celsius.

Estimated days without rain in Indonesia.  (Doc. BMKG)Photo: Estimated days without rain in Indonesia. (Doc. BMKG)
Estimated days without rain in Indonesia. (Doc. BMKG)

3 Causes of Boiling Hot Weather

Previously, the Head of BMKG, Dwikorita Karnawati, explained that there were 3 main factors causing the increasingly hot weather in Indonesia.

First, he explained, because of the El Nino climate anomaly which is influenced by Pacific sea surface temperatures in the eastern equator which results in minimal formation of rain clouds in Indonesia.

Second, due to the positive climate anomaly in the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) in the Indian Ocean region at the western equator. This also causes minimal formation of rain clouds in Indonesia.

“Due to the minimal formation of rain clouds, he explained, solar radiation in the Indonesian region south of the equator goes directly to the earth without any protective shield in the form of rain clouds. The intensity of the sunlight is stronger,” he explained in CNBC Indonesia’s Nation Hub, quoted Friday 13 /10/2023).

“And, because of the effect of the apparent movement of the sun in September-October, areas south of the equator, Java and Nusa Tenggara experience more intense solar radiation,” he added.

The third cause, continued Dwikorita, was that the hot weather this time was influenced by winds from Australia which were drier. Causing the dry season this time to be more intense.

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