The rainfall in Jakarta on New Year’s Day 2020 was the highest in history. Flooding depends on not just heavy rainfall, but also geological and geographical conditions, infrastructure, management and how people react.
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The rainfall records at the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) shows that extreme rain occurred across and around Jakarta on 31 Dec. 2019 and 1 Jan. 2020. The heaviest recorded rainfall on New Year’s Day was 377 millimeters at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, 335 mm at Taman Mini [...]