Indonesian meteorology warns against gust in Jakarta

20:37, December 30, 2010      

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The Indonesian Meteorology Agency on Thursday warned that a very strong wind would hit capital Jakarta this week.

The gusty wind could knock down threes, turn over roofs and cause other damages with flood and thunder in the area, an official at the weather information unit of the agency who goes with anonymity said.

"The gust is potential to happen in Jakarta after the next two days. It could occur shortly before rain, and happen again after it and this will keep happening for about one week," he told Xinhua by phone.

Gust is common in Indonesia, but rare in Jakarta.

"It is better now to start to check the roofs and cut high trees," the official said.

The official said low air pressure moving into the region from northern Australia has caused conditions rife for the gust to form in Jakarta.

Source: Xinhua

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