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Gearing Up for La Nina

Indonesia is determined to become a nation centered around learning and knowledge. Being able to evade hydrometeorological disasters is one way to show what we have learned from our past mistakes.

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The overflow of the Katingan River enters a settlement in Kasongan, Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan, Wednesday (8/9/2021). At least 13 districts in Katingan Regency were inundated by floods due to extreme weather.

here is a more elaborate and technical explanation behind the La Nina weather phenomenon but, put simply, this phenomenon is associated with wet weather because of high rainfall intensity.

La Nina is the opposite phenomenon to El Nino, which is associated with drought. Although this phenomenon is familiar – taking two to seven years to arrive – many are increasingly worried about the extremities brought by this weather condition.

Editor: Syahnan Rangkuti
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