Entering the Rainy Season, a number of Bali areas are still experiencing extreme drought

Entering the Rainy Season, a number of Bali areas are still experiencing extreme drought

Drought hit a number of subaks in the Mendoyo District area. (BP/kmb)

DENPASAR, BALIPOST.com – Several areas in Bali have recently been hit by rain. However, this light intensity rain has not evenly fallen on the Bali area.

In fact, there are areas that are still in the extreme drought category (more than 60 days without rain). In fact, 4 regions are in the top ranking extreme drought category.

Coordinator for Data and Information for BMKG Region III Denpasar I Nyoman Gede Wiryajaya, said that in general days without rain (HTH) in Bali are in the still rainy category to the extreme drought category. Wiryajaya detailed the areas that experienced consecutive days without rain for more than 30 days, namely Buleleng Regency in the Sumber Klampok area, Gerokgak, Celukan Bawang, Banyupoh, Tejakula, Sambirenteng, and Karangasem Regency in the Perasi, Tianyar area.

With the top ranking, namely the Gerokgak and Celukan Bawang areas, Buleleng Regency for 135 days. In the Perasi area, Karangasem Regency for 95 days, and in the Banyupoh area, Buleneng Regency for 90 days.

Meanwhile, BMKG Region III Denpasar predicts areas in Bali will likely be hit by light rain from 21 – 30 November 2023. For example, in Karangasem, Klungkung, Bangli, Gianyar, Badung, Tabanan, Jembrana and Denpasar City Regencies.

Meanwhile, in Buleleng Regency, rain is likely to occur in the Busungbiu, Sawan, Seririt, Banjar, Sukasada, Buleleng, Kubucepatn and Tejakula sub-districts. Where, the distribution of rainfall in the Bali region is generally between 0 and 197.5 mm/dasarian.

For this reason, the public is advised to always be aware of the impact of hydrometeorological disasters that occur. Such as landslides, fallen trees, floods and other disasters.

Moreover, based on data in the Bali Province Disaster Risk Study (KRB) document for 2022 – 2026, published by the BNPB Deputy for Systems and Strategy in 2021, details a catalog of villages/sub-districts prone to flooding. There are 328 villages/sub-districts in Bali that need to be alert for flooding.

With details of 68 high hazard classes and 260 medium hazard classes. Apart from that, there are 363 villages/sub-districts that must be aware of the threat of landslides. With details of 39 high hazard classes and 324 medium hazard classes. (Winatha/balipost)


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