JakartaBali.com — The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG) predicts heavy rain will still be flushed Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, Depok and Bekasi.
"Areas with a potentially heavy rain is the South West Sumatra, Eastern Riau, Riau Islands, Eastern Bengkulu, South Sumatra parts of North and East Lampung, Northern of South Banten, Jabodetabek, West Java, the North and East Kalimantan," stated BMKG on Thursday (01/17/2013).
The heavy rain l in the region due to a low pressure area in the Indian Ocean, north-west of Lampung and West Coast of Aceh that make wind meeting place that extends from the West Coast to the Sea Banda Lampung and wind curves extending from the Strait Karimata to North Maluku.
It causes the increased activity of growth rain clouds in the region of Central and South Sumatra, West Java and Central Java, Northern and East Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi, North Maluku, Maluku and Southern of Papua.
Meanwhile, Head of Early Warning Weather of BMKG, Hariadi said that the flooding is happening today is not a five-year cycle.
"We do not have a term such five-year cycles. Currently there is little oddity, since it rained only in Jabodetabek," said Hariadi.
He explained that the rain was caused by Monson winds that swept through Asia and around Jakarta. "We’re predicting the heavy rain due to Monson wind in Jabodebatek," he said.