Earthquake strikes off Indonesia coast; no immediate reported casualties

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of western Indonesia early Friday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake hit the Mentawai islands in West Sumatra province about 75 kilometers (46 miles) southwest of the provincial capital Padang at 00:06 ...

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Viral: Video shows rain only falling on one house in South Jakarta, experts say phenomenon highly improbable

Viral: Video shows rain only falling on one house in South Jakarta, experts say phenomenon highly improbable

For a city used to high precipitation levels, one rain-related story in Jakarta has gotten people scratching their heads.

‘Snowing’ in Bandung: Crazy hail coats part of the West Java capital (PHOTOS)

‘Snowing’ in Bandung: Crazy hail coats part of the West Java capital (PHOTOS)

Don't buy those new skis yet though...

Boy killed and family injured in house collapse caused by landslide in South Jakarta

Boy killed and family injured in house collapse caused by landslide in South Jakarta

An 11-year-old boy tragically died yesterday in the Jagakarsa district of South Jakarta due to a small landslide, caused by extreme weather, which collapsed his home and injured...

Meteorology agency warns of potential for more hail in Jakarta

Meteorology agency warns of potential for more hail in Jakarta

Yesterday, parts of East and South Jakarta saw some brief hail amid heavy rainstorms, another instance of the unusual weather phenomenon that the island of Java has been...

Surabaya gets rare hail during thunderstorm, one killed and several injured

Surabaya gets rare hail during thunderstorm, one killed and several injured

Surabaya, capital of the East Java province and Indonesia’s second largest city, was the scene of some unusual and extreme weather yesterday that claimed a life and caused...

VIRAL: Brave Jakarta sanitation workers dive into pools of shit to unclog drains jammed with our trash

VIRAL: Brave Jakarta sanitation workers dive into pools of shit to unclog drains jammed with our trash

It should go without saying that, no matter what preventative measures the government builds to keep Jakarta from flooding, it will all be for nothing if the citizens don’t play...

3 reported dead across Greater Jakarta in yesterday’s floods

3 reported dead across Greater Jakarta in yesterday’s floods

Yesterday’s floods in Jakarta and across its satellite cities were the worst to hit the area in about two years, with hundreds of locations reported to have been flooded and...

PHOTOS: Hundreds of floods reported all over Jakarta following night of prolonged heavy rain

PHOTOS: Hundreds of floods reported all over Jakarta following night of prolonged heavy rain

Many areas in Jakarta were hit with prolonged periods of heavy rainfall since yesterday evening, resulting in what could be the largest widespread flooding the capital has seen in...

WATCH: Dramatic video shows van swept away by powerful flash flood in Bandung

WATCH: Dramatic video shows van swept away by powerful flash flood in Bandung

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Coconuts Jakarta Weather

Jakarta follows Indonesia’s weather pattern in that it only has two official seasons, namely the dry season and the monsoon season. The dry season, as one would come to expect from a city in the tropics, can be so scorching hot that you’ll never want to leave your home or office during the day. The monsoon season in Jakarta is decidedly more dynamic because there are still many areas in Jakarta that are prone to flooding (even its upscale neighborhoods suffer this problem). Citizens sometimes have no choice but to stay indoors when it rains heavily, because floods pose a real threat to the safety of the citizens of Jakarta, whether it’s coming from the flood itself or debris from strong winds.