Tropical Cyclone Rai in North Papua Triggers Extreme Weather

Tropical cyclone Rai in northern Papua is considered to trigger extreme weather in a number of areas. This condition is expected to occur in the next 24 hours. BMKG through the Jakarta Tropical Cyclone Warning Center (TCWC) reported the formation of Tropical Cyclone Rai around the western Pacific north of Papua.

Deputy for Meteorology Guswanto said, in the next 24 hours, Tropical Cyclone Rai could have an indirect impact on weather conditions, including the potential for moderate to heavy rain. “This condition occurred in North Sulawesi, North Maluku, West Papua and Papua,” said Guswanto in his statement, Tuesday (12/14/2021).

Then the potential for strong winds of 15-20 knots (27-37 km/hour) in the northern part of West Papua, Biak, northern Papua and North Maluku. Then the potential for sea waves with a wave height of 2.5 – 4.0 meters (Rough Sea) in the waters of the Sangihe Islands – Talaud and the North Maluku Sea. Then the North and East waters of the Halmahera Islands, the Halmahera Sea, the North Waters of West Papua – Papua and the North Pacific Ocean of Halmahera – Papua.

For the next 48 hour period, Tropical Cyclone Rai will still show its existence with an increasing trend and the movement of the system in a west-northwest direction is further away from Indonesian territory. Tropical Cyclone Rai grows in the area of ​​responsibility of the RSMC (Regional Specialized Meteorological Center) Tokyo, so the authorization for the analysis and naming of the cyclone system is carried out by the RSMC Tokyo.

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