Rainfall Peaks in January, Temperatures to Rise After
Monday, 9 January 2023
Head of BMKG Dwikorita Karnawati explains the causes behind recent extreme weather and predicted drought as well as forest and land fires in 2023.
INDONESIA experienced the ‘triple-dip’ La Niña, a 23-year cycle when the rainy season continues for three years. According to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the ‘triple-dip’ began in 2020, meaning, the rainy season would have concluded in 2022. An advantage for Indonesia: land and forest fires have subsided and the country managed to suppress greenhouse gas emissions.
But the ceaseless...
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