Freezing! Flores Citizens Bundle Up In 10-Degree “Winter” Weather

Temperatures in Ruteng, Manggarai have reached an all-time low with thermometers registering temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius. Citizens are bundling up against the cold in what seems to be “winter” for Manggarai’s capital town of Ruteng, located in the west end of Flores island, in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara region also known as NTT.

A spokesperson at BMKG, Maria Seran told that according to data, Ruteng is currently the coldest town in NTT at 10 degrees Celcius.

In addition, Bajawa in Ngada and Soe in Timor have each registered temperatures of 14 degrees Celcius and 18 degrees Celcius respectively. According to Maria Seran, the cold weather seems to be a natural phenomenon that occurs during the dry season between the months of July and August.

The drop in temperature might also have something to do with the changing air patterns in Australia, and the rapid movements of cold and hot air and changing air pressure.

Citizens in East Nusa Tenggara are advised to keep warm and hydrated until the temperature returns to normal.


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