Analysis of Flood Events in Kendari City Region

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By Staff PKK May, 19 2017 Important Issue
Analysis of Flood Events in Kendari City Region

There has been flood and landslide disaster at 03.00 to 11.00 Central Indonesia Timezone in Kendari City, Southeast Sulawesi. Based on meteorological analysis of condensation, wind bends and wet air mass convergence supported by high humidity from the surface up to 850 hPa in Southeast Sulawesi cause the growth potential of Cumulonimbus convective rain cloud is higher especially in Kendari and surrounding areas.

Wind and convergence occurs due to atmospheric disturbances in the form of low air pressure around the Sulawesi sea with 925 hPa. Strong winds (about 25 Knots) from the Banda sea and Wakatobi Islands waters bring wet air masses due to sea surface temperature (SST) is quite high and accumulate in the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKendari City and surrounding areas.

From satellite imagery, cloud growth almost covered Southeast Sulawesi throughout the day from May 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017, causing flooding in Kendari and several surrounding districts. Floods that occurred in Kendari and surrounding areas on May 14, 2017 is the impact of high rainfall and lasted continuously for 3 days from May 11, 2017 afternoon at 17.30 Central Indonesia Timezone to peak on the morning of May 14, 2017 at 11:00 Central Indonesia Timezone.

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