Flooding has occurred in parts of Jakarta on as a result of heavy rain in the early hours of Friday morning, according to data from the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD).
The BPBD recorded 17 inundated areas have been flooded, of which 13 are located in North Jakarta.
Eleven areas in North Jakarta's Cilincing district saw floodwaters reaching 10 to 30 centimeters high, with Jl. Pedongkelan inundated up to 20 to 30 centimeters by 6 a.m. The Koja and Pademangan districts of North Jakarta were also flooded.
Central and West Jakarta each recorded two inundated areas.
Flooding of up to 15 centimeters high was recorded at 6 a.m. in Cengkareng district, West Jakarta. In Central Jakarta, the Gandhi underpass in Kemayoran district was inundated up to 15 centimeters by 8 a.m., as was Jl. Letjend Suprapto in Cempaka Putih district by 9:30 a.m.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has forecast heavy rain for Jakarta from Jan. 24 to Jan. 29, and has issued a flood warning for the capital from Jan. 24 to 25.
The first day of 2020 saw widespread flooding across Greater Jakarta following torrential rain on New Year's Eve. More than 500,000 people were affected by the disaster, and 16 fatalities were reported in Jakarta. (ars)Artikel Asli