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Rain to continue into ‘dry season’ through June and July

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 4 2016   /  09:35 am

Even though the dry season in Jakarta usually starts in April, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicts that parts of the city will continue receiving some high intensity rain at intervals through June and July.

“Central and South Jakarta may still have high intensity rains, while other parts of the city could see rain with low intensity,” the agency’s head of early warnings Kukuh Ribudiyanto told The Jakarta Post recently.

Flooding, therefore, might happen in certain areas of the city, particularly in neighborhoods where waterways are not cleared from silt and garbage, Kukuh said.

However, the rains in June and July are not expected to be as intense as those in April and May, the usual transitional months between the rainy and dry seasons.

He explained that the unusual rains in Jakarta were partly caused by wind convergence in ...