6 killed as landslides, massive tidal waves hit Manado city

At least 6 people were killed and 500 others were evacuated from their homes in the North Sulawesi capital of Manado, which was hit with a deadly extreme weather combo over the weekend.

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Indonesia’s meteorology agency issues extreme weather, hail warning for Jakarta this week

Indonesia’s meteorology agency issues extreme weather, hail warning for Jakarta this week

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has issued a warning for potential extreme weather such as tornadoes, heavy rain accompanied by lightning, hail, and...

3 dead, dozens injured after lightning struck dozens in Banten following soccer match

3 dead, dozens injured after lightning struck dozens in Banten following soccer match

At least 23 people were reportedly struck by lightning near a soccer pitch in Cilograng district in Banten’s Lebak regency on Monday evening.

‘Drunk’ Jakarta man rests head on motorcycle as he dozed off while nearly submerged in floodwater

‘Drunk’ Jakarta man rests head on motorcycle as he dozed off while nearly submerged in floodwater

Proving that any surface can become a fluffy feather pillow when one is intoxicated, a Jakarta man was found dozing off with his head resting on his motorcycle while he was...

Jakarta official tells citizens to ‘enjoy’ floods as the human body is ‘two-thirds percent water’

Jakarta official tells citizens to ‘enjoy’ floods as the human body is ‘two-thirds percent water’

We can’t think of anything worse than being told to enjoy a disaster, but one Jakarta official’s insensitive statement about this week’s floods in the capital proved to be...

5 dead, 3 missing from Tuesday’s Greater Jakarta Area floods: BNPB

5 dead, 3 missing from Tuesday’s Greater Jakarta Area floods: BNPB

Five people were killed and three were missing while thousands had to evacuate their homes following Tuesday’s flooding in Jakarta and its satellite cities, according to the...

Class action lawsuit against Anies’ provincial gov’t over poor flood management postponed due to flood

Class action lawsuit against Anies’ provincial gov’t over poor flood management postponed due to flood

A hearing scheduled at the Central Jakarta District Court for the class action lawsuit against the Governor Anies Baswedan’s Provincial Government over poor flood management has...

Meteorology agency says today’s rain in Jakarta ‘not as bad’ as January 1

Meteorology agency says today’s rain in Jakarta ‘not as bad’ as January 1

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) says that today’s floods in Jakarta were caused by rainfall that was much less intense than that which caused the...

#Banjir: Jakarta severely flooded (again) following heavy rainfall

#Banjir: Jakarta severely flooded (again) following heavy rainfall

To quote the great GTA meme: “Ah sh*t, here we go again.”

Dozens of neighborhoods in Jakarta flooded following days of torrential rain

Dozens of neighborhoods in Jakarta flooded following days of torrential rain

Parts of Jakarta continue to be flooded this rainy season, with torrential rain in the last few days inundating dozens of neighborhoods in the capital.


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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.