Head of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Dwikorita karnawati revealed that a number of areas in Indonesia have the potential to experience flooding due to the La Nina climate phenomenon. Flooding is predicted to occur from November 2020 to January 2021.
Dwikorita explained La Nina can increase the accumulation of monthly and seasonal rainfall in Indonesia. He considered the need to anticipate the impacts of La Nina in the form of flood hydrometeorological disasters, flash floods, landslides, strong winds, and tornadoes.
“As a mitigation step, it is necessary to optimize water management in an integrated manner from upstream to downstream, lake reservoirs and canals to anticipate excess water discharge,” said Dwikorita in the opening of the National Culture Coordination Meeting with the theme ‘Movement to Plant Trees for Regional Heads of PDI Perjuangan. Indonesia ‘, Saturday (31/10/2020).
In addition, Dwikorita said, BMKG encourages local governments and communities to continue to monitor weather or climate developments. Progress can be monitored via the BMKG website, BMKG Info mobile phone application, to contacting BMKG offices in each province.
The following is a list of areas that are predicted to have the potential to experience high category flooding due to the natural phenomenon of La Nina: