Rinjani Weather 2 Degrees Was Reach at 15th May 2023
Sri Aprilia Khoirunisa, a weather forecaster from Zainuddin Abdul Madjid Meteorology Station (BMKG), revealed that the coldest temperature was recorded on Mount Rinjani, reaching a bone-chilling 2 degrees Celsius. It was just a hair’s breadth away from freezing.
The precipitation level stood at 5 percent, with humidity at 87 percent, accompanied by gentle winds blowing at a speed of 3 kilometers per hour.
A similar statement regarding the extremely cold weather, different from the previous day, was also expressed by one of our trekkers and guests, Steve from Denmark. He recently descended through the Torean trail after completing a 3-day, 2-night trek with another group led by Guide Bas Rinjani Trekking (Hajar).
This change in weather began in the afternoon of May 15, 2023, bringing a significant drop in temperature across the island of Lombok. Residents in various areas of Lombok experienced the cold weather during the night.
Tete Batu and Around Lombok
Meanwhile, in Tetebatu Village located in East Lombok, the current temperature is relatively cooler at around 8 degrees Celsius. The humidity level in this area is higher, reaching 96 percent, while no rainfall has been reported.
The prevailing cold temperature in West Nusa Tenggara is a transition from the rainy season to the dry season. During this transition, the region experiences a significant drop in temperature, particularly during the nighttime.
In addition to the cold temperatures, waves reaching 2 meters or more have been observed in the southern parts of Lombok Strait, Alas Strait, Sape Strait, and the South Indian Ocean of West Nusa Tenggara. Sri Aprilia Khoirunisa urges residents residing or engaging in activities along the coastal areas to remain vigilant.
“We kindly request the communities residing or conducting activities in coastal areas prone to high waves to always stay alert,” she emphasized.
BMKG (Meteorology Station) Notice
It is important to note that wave conditions above 1.25 meters pose a significant risk for fishing boats, while waves above 1.5 meters are hazardous for barges, and waves exceeding 2.5 meters are particularly dangerous for ferry operations.
With the current weather conditions, residents are advised to take necessary preventive measures to protect their health, and maritime activities should exercise caution due to the presence of high waves.