Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

Two hotspots detected on Sumatra island


Illustration of hotspotsIllustration of hotspots - On Friday, February 9, 2018, The Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has detected 2 hotspots, on Sumatra Island.

The hotspots were found in Riau provinces.

Head of the datasection of the Pekanbaru meteorology station, Slamet Riyadi, said on Friday.

Riau has 2 hotspots, he stated.

In Riau Province, the hotspots were detected in Pelalawan District (two hotspots).

This condition should be wary, because now, Riau Province has entered the dry season. And temperatures during the day can reach until 32 degrees Celsius.

While the weather in Riau is little chance of rainfall, both day and night. With air humidity about 50 - 92 percent and wind from North up to North Sea is about 09 - 27 km / hour.

Last year, Indonesia was relatively free from haze from forest fires thanks to joint efforts involving military officers to prevent and put out the fires.

Based on monitoring data of the NOAA satellite, the number of hotspots in 2016 had decreased by 82.14 percent compared to that in 2015, while the Terra and Aqua satellites showed a drop of 94.58 percent.

Currently, Indonesia is bracing for forest and plantation fires, as the country is forecast to experience drought from February in this year that could induce wildfires.

Despite the country being relatively free of haze and smog arising from forest fires last year, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged all stakeholders to undertake early preventive measures against wildfires.

The head of state has reminded ministers and regional authorities to remain vigilant against forest fires starting from early this year.


Can be read in English and 100 other International languages

Versi Mobile