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El Nino will peak in August

Published on Jun 30, 2014 10:19 AM

JAKARTA (JAKARTA POST\ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) forecast that El Nino will hit the country between July and August, and its impact will peak in late August.

The agency predicts that the impact of this year's El Nino will be mild.

"The El Nino phenomenon will not be as bad as the one in 1997 and the drought will be less severe too.

"But it will mean that the rainy season arrives later in 2014 and 2015, especially in the eastern parts of Indonesia," BMKG head Andi Eka Sakya said.

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