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Jakarta facing week of high temperatures, BMKG warns

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, October 23, 2019   /  06:42 am
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Watchful eyes: A staff member watches over data updates in the operational room of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).(The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has issued warnings that areas south of the equator, predominantly across Java and Nusa Tenggara islands, which include Jakarta and its surroundings, would be exposed to hot temperatures until Sunday. The agency’s meteorological stations on Java and Nusa Tenggara recorded temperatures ranging from 35 degrees to 36.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, the intense heat that spread across the capital on Monday was measured at 36.5 C during the day despite strong winds. The temperature was estimated to be 35 C on Tuesday. The agency reported that the high temperatures occurred because of the apparent motion of the sun. In September, the sun was directly over the equator but as the Earth's northern hemisphere tilted away from the center of the solar system, the sun appeared to move directly over areas...