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Jakarta Post

Sweltering hot, shadow-less days to occur nationwide

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 12, 2019   /  08:44 am
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Known as a solar culmination or vernal equinox, this is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the sun is exactly above the equator, to the extent that shadows of objects on the Earth’s surface disappear. (JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan)

Suhendar, 32, a Jakarta Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) cleaner in Cideng, Gambir, Central Jakarta, spent more money on bottled water on Tuesday to stay hydrated. Unlike his usual consumption of around two bottles of water at work, he drank four bottles that day as temperatures reached 37 degrees Celsius. “My skin felt like it was burning. I drank more water than usual,” he told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. The hot weather was almost unbearable and very different compared to previous days, according to Suhendar, who spends most of his time on the road. The sizzling heat, however, did not stop him from carrying out his duties, sweeping the streets around Tanah Abang Market in Central Jakarta. Ummu Sakiinah, who works for a private company in South Jakarta, agreed that the weather was hotter than usual. The 27-year-old spoke to the Post about ...