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

Andy Murray wins opening ATP World Tour Finals match against Ferrer

first_imgAndy Murray began his ATP World Tour Finals campaign with a convincing win over Spain’s David Ferrer in London.The Briton, 28, won 6-4 6-4 at the O2 Arena and will next play the winner of the evening match between Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal.Another victory on Wednesday would ensure Murray ends the year as world number two for the first time.The Scot’s season will continue next week as Great Britain take on Belgium in the Davis Cup final.”It was a tough match with a lot of long rallies,” said Murray. “He fought hard right to the end and made it extremely difficult.”He didn’t serve as well as he can and I played a bit better at the end of both sets, and that got me the win.” After some uncertainty over whether Murray would sacrifice his place in London to remain healthy for the showpiece in Belgium on 27-29 November, the Scot was in committed mood once he stepped out into the O2 Arena for his first round-robin match.He spent several days last week practising on clay for Britain’s first Davis Cup final since 1978, but there was little sign of rustiness on the switch back to an indoor hard court.Four break points slipped by in the first eight games before Murray finally broke through, thanks to a fine volley and a Ferrer double fault.The seventh seed, 33, was misfiring, making just 47% of first serves, and he was thankful for a loose Murray service game at the start of the second set.Ferrer was soon battling to keep Murray at bay once again, however, succumbing in game six as the Scot levelled. Serving to stay in the match, an eighth double fault saw Ferrer go 0-30 down. Then presented with a first match point a bouncing Murray leapt to put away a smash at the second attempt.The victory gives him an early lead in Group Ilie Nastase, with two players to qualify for the semi-finals on Saturday.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more