Rain still expected as Cyclone Charlotte moves away from Indonesia
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) observed the data from the tropical regions on Wednesday cyclone Charlotte on the Indian Ocean south of Central Java. The storm which has accelerated to 70 knots is expected to subside as it moves south-southwest further away from Indonesia over the next 24 hours.
However, the indirect effects of the storm on the Indonesian climate will persist from heavy rains and low intensity rains over the island regions of Java such as West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java and Banten.
The agency expects strong winds to blow in southern waters off Banten and Central Java, which will likely cause high waves reaching between 2.5 and 4 meters west of Lampung, west of Enggano Island and west of the Indian Ocean from Bengkulu.
The storm’s convergence zone is also detected from west off the coast of Banten, West Java, to southern Papua.
These conditions will potentially form rain clouds, higher wind speeds and higher sea waves along the convergence zones with temperatures likely to reach 20 to 34 degrees Celsius.
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MARIA FRANCISCA LAHUR