Based on the monitoring of the rain post received from the BMKG station in Malang, four regions in the province are experiencing extreme drought, head of the data and information section at the BMKG office at Juanda Airport, Teguh Tri Susanto, said on Friday.
The four regions are Bangkalan, Bondowoso, Pamekasan, and Sampang, he informed.
In addition, several other regions/cities, including Banyuwangi, Lumajang, Mojokerto, Pamekasan, Probolinggo, Sidoarjo, and Trenggalek are likely to experience extreme drought conditions after receiving no rains within a 31-60 day period, he added.
In general, several regions/cities in East Java have recorded short or very short spells without rain, he noted. (antara)