goodmorningpapua.com – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency Region V Jayapura observes indications of an increase in the potential for rainfall in several areas during the Lebaran homecoming period, May 6-9 2022.
This condition was triggered by a disturbance in wind patterns in the northern part of Papua and the active Rossby Equator atmospheric waves in the southern part of Papua.
“This condition will generally increase atmospheric lability and cause moderate to heavy rain for the next two to three days in the northern and southern parts of Papua,” explained Head of BBMKG Region V Jayapura, Hendro Nugroho, Saturday (7/5/2022) .
BMKG Jayapura predicts the weather prospects for the next week from 7-13 May 2022 in northern Papua are generally sunny, cloudy to light rain.
The potential for moderate to heavy rain in the districts of Nabire, Waropen, Mamberamo Raya, Sarmi, Supiori, Biak Numfor, Yapen Islands, Keerom, Kota and Jayapura districts is generally sunny, cloudy to local rain.
Meanwhile, the potential for moderate to heavy rain is in the districts of Nabire, Waropen, Mamberamo Raya, Sarmi, Yapen Islands, and Keerom.
Then, in the central part of Papua, it is generally sunny, cloudy to light rain. The potential for moderate to heavy rain in most areas of the Central Mountains of Papua is generally sunny, cloudy to light rain.
The potential for moderate to heavy rain in most areas of the Central Highlands of Papua. Then in the southern part of Papua, it is generally cloudy to cloudy.
The potential for light to heavy rain in the Mimika, Asmat, Mappi, Boven Digoel and Merauke regencies is generally cloudy to light rain.
Meanwhile, the potential for moderate to heavy rain is in the Mimika, Asmat, Mappi, Boven Digoel and Merauke Regencies.
“It is estimated that rain with moderate to heavy intensity is still likely to occur in some areas and can cause inundation or even flooding, especially in areas that have experienced a decrease in environmental carrying capacity or environments with poor drainage,” he explained.
The potential for heavy rains still dominates in the central highlands of Papua. Papua’s topography, which is dominated by mountainous areas and the large number of watersheds (DAS), also increases the potential for disasters such as flash floods and landslides.
It is appealed to the public and relevant stakeholders to continue to increase vigilance, since there is still the potential for moderate to heavy rain and strong winds in some areas and have an impact on potential hydrometeorological disasters such as floods, landslides, fallen trees, flash floods, and others. BMKG Region V Jayapura appealed to the public to pay attention to the condition of their living environment, waterways, and tall trees. Communities living in areas along rivers or the foothills of mountains should also be able to increase their vigilance if the intensity of rain is high in highland or mountainous areas that have the potential to cause landslides and floods/deluge.