Jakarta City Council chairman urges Gov Anies Baswedan to reconsider IDR242 billion budget cut for flood prevention

The best time to prepare for the annual flood season in Jakarta is when it’s not raining, oh government.

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Mount Merapi spews thick smoke, officials call for calm as civilians evacuated

Mount Merapi spews thick smoke, officials call for calm as civilians evacuated

Mount Merapi — one of the most active volcanoes in the world — this morning emitted a thick cloud of smoke that officials say is the result of phreatic eruption (the result of...

WATCH: Tornado hits Yogyakarta, at least one injured and dozens of buildings damaged during extreme weather

WATCH: Tornado hits Yogyakarta, at least one injured and dozens of buildings damaged during extreme weather

Amid heavy downpour and strong winds, a tornado formed in the city and in nearby Bantul regency.

Stomach first, problems later: Photos of Jakarta man eating in warung despite waist-deep flood waters go viral

Stomach first, problems later: Photos of Jakarta man eating in warung despite waist-deep flood waters go viral

This man may have had 99 problems waiting for him at his flooded Jakarta home, but an empty stomach wasn’t one.

Anies-Sandi’s response to yesterday’s flooding in Jakarta doesn’t exactly fill us with confidence…

Anies-Sandi’s response to yesterday’s flooding in Jakarta doesn’t exactly fill us with confidence…

If you live or work anywhere within the Greater Jakarta Metro Area, you know all about yesterday’s widespread flooding throughout the capital since, at best, it ruined your...

PHOTOS: Hour-long extreme downpour leads to rapid flooding in multiple points throughout Jakarta

PHOTOS: Hour-long extreme downpour leads to rapid flooding in multiple points throughout Jakarta

Stay safe and stay dry folks!

Regional Disaster Management Agency warns tropical cyclone Dahlia may affect Jakarta

Regional Disaster Management Agency warns tropical cyclone Dahlia may affect Jakarta

BPBD says Dahlia has the potential to cause moderate to heavy rainfall from the western coast of Bengkulu to Lampung, Banten, Jakarta and West Java, as well as strong winds coasts...

Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

A tropical cyclone which hit Indonesia's main island of Java has triggered severe flooding and landslides which left 19 dead, an official said Wednesday.

4 tornadoes hit area around Jakarta over 2 days, no casualties but several homes damaged

4 tornadoes hit area around Jakarta over 2 days, no casualties but several homes damaged

As if flooding, pollution and traffic weren't enough, now we've got to worry about tornadoes too.

Earthquake strikes off Indonesia coast; no immediate reported casualties

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...


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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.