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Climate Change Causes Temperature Anomalies

While Greater Jakarta is experiencing heavy rains this August, hundreds of hot spots have begun to appear in West Kalimantan in recent weeks. Several areas have experienced land fires.

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Traders sell raincoats to motorcycle riders taking shelter during heavy rains on Jalan Bintaro Raya, Jakarta, Thursday (5/8/2021). Rain is still pouring down parts of Indonesia despite entering the peak of the dry season. BMKG said that rain in the dry season is influenced by global and regional atmospheric dynamics.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS - Heavy rains falling over Greater Jakarta and western Bandung in West Java on Thursday (5/8/2021) — when the dry season should be at its peak — occurred due to the anomaly of warm sea surface temperatures in Indonesian waters. The increasingly fluctuating weather is one of the markers of climate change.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency’s (BMKG) public meteorology center head, Fachri Radjab, said heavy rains in Greater Jakarta were caused by the confluence of winds and strong fluctuations in the atmosphere that triggered the formation of clouds on a local scale.

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