La Nina to cause heavy rainfall across Indonesia until February: Weather agency

first_imgRead also: Jakarta braces for flooding as rainy season approaches, La Nina loomsAmong the regions that will enter the rainy season in October are the east coast of Aceh, part of Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, Bangka Island, Lampung, Banten, part of West Java, part of Central Java, part of East Java, part of East Kalimantan, part of North Kalimantan, part of Sulawesi island, North Maluku and part of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).La Nina, the periodic cooling of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, tends to cause extreme weather in the archipelago. Herizal said heavy rainfall triggered by La Nina could result in floods and landslides. Therefore, the agency urged local governments and related agencies to optimize their integrated water management systems, from upstream to downstream, by, among other measures, optimizing the flow capacity of rivers and canals to handle excess runoff. (aly)Topics : The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned that the current La Nina weather phenomenon could increase accumulated precipitation in Indonesia by up to 40 percent, with heavy rainfall expected in several regions across the archipelago.“However, La Nina effects different regions in Indonesia differently,” BMKG’s climatology deputy head Herizal said in a written statement on Saturday.In October and November, increased rainfall may occur in all regions but Sumatra, while from December until February 2021, heavy rainfall could possibly continue in the eastern part of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, North Maluku and Papua, he continued.last_img read more

Two fires burn out of control in Wellington area Sunday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There were two field fires which occurred Sunday, March 22, according to a Wellington Fire Department press release.The first fire occurred on 50th Street and Meridian. The second one was on 129 East 10th Avenue. There was no monetary loss to either fire.The Meridian fire started at 1:18 p.m. on the property owned by A.J. Reed and was caused by sparks from a cutting metal pipe which moved rapidly to the north burning 80 acres. It took an hour to bring under control. One shed was in danger but suffered no damage. The fire on East 10th occurred on the Roger Brownlee property. It was a controlled fire which became out of control and burned 160 acres before it was brought under control after two hours of fire suppression. Both fires were managed by the efforts of five different fire departments that included South Haven, Oxford, Mayfield, Argonia and Wellington. There were 13 fire personnel fighting one or both fires.No one was injured.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more