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BMKG Marks Extreme Rainfall in Jakarta

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Antara • 25 Februari 2020 19:42
Jakarta: The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) confirmed that several parts in the Special Capital Region of Jakarta had received extreme torrential rainfall, with intensity exceeding 150 millimeters a day, since Monday to Tuesday.
 
"The Kemayoran Meteorology station recorded the highest rain intensity at 278 millimeters today," BMKG's head of public meteorology, Fachri Radjab, reaffirmed in Jakarta, Tuesday, adding the average torrential rain received was under 100 millimeters per day.
 
According to him, two tropical typhoons -- the Tropical Cyclone Esther and the Tropical Cyclone Ferdinand -- might contribute to the extreme weather in Jakarta this morning.

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The meteorology agency reported torrential rains, with intensity of over 150 mm, with Pintu Air Pulo Gadung receiving 260 mm; Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, 205 mm; Sunter Timur I Kodamar, 165 mm; and Setiabudi Timur, 150 mm.
 
Meanwhile, torrential rains, with intensity of 100 mm to 150 mm, were also recorded, with Pasar Minggu and Waduk Melati dam receiving 144 mm; Tomang, 141 mm; Kedoya, 120.6 mm; and Curug meteorology station, 119 mm.
 
Other areas also affected by the extreme torrential rain include the Pompa Cideng water pump station and Karet receiving 115-mm rain intensity; the Merdeka Presidential Palace, 112 mm; Pakubuwono, 110 mm; Teluk Gong, 108 mm; Tangerang, 107.8 mm; and Sunter Hulu, 105 mm. (Antara)
 

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