Fast Facts-Location: South East Asia, Northwest island Java
-Dialing code: +661
▪ Ambulance: 118.
▪ Police: 110.
▪ Search and rescue team: 115.
▪ Indonesian Police HQ: Jl. Trunojoyo 3, South Jakarta. Tel.: (62)(21) 7218144.
Jakarta Police HQ: Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 45, South Jakarta. Tel.: (62)(21) 5709261.
-Languages: Indonesian, Sundanese, Javanese, Madurese
-Time zone: UTC:+7
-Average January & July temperatures:
January 29°/23°C (84°/73°F);
July 31°/23°C (88°/73°F)
-Annual rainfall: 1,791 mm
January 342 (13);
July 59 (2.3)
Average monthly mm (inches)
Jakarta is situated close to the equator; hence, the year round climate is generally tropical, hot and humid. Generally, average temperatures are almost the same in January as well as July at approximately 28°C. Temperature variation during the day is also not a lot – it ranges from a low of 24°C to a high of 31°C. Rainfall is moderate pretty much throughout the year; however, the main rainy season falls mostly between late October until early May. Since the elevation of the city is 4 meters (13 feet) only, essentially below sea level, the drainage system does not properly drain the excess water resulting in flooding during heavy rainfall, especially between December and March.