Indonesia looks to cloud seeding to help stop heavy rains in Jakarta

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It's after 43 people died from flash floods and landslides caused by some of the heaviest downpours ever recorded.

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced after torrential rains hit the country on December 31st.

Hundreds of pumps are in use to help clear the waters out of residential areas and clear railways.

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo took to twitter, saying delays in flood control infrastructure projects are to blame for the disaster.

Two planes will attempt to break up cloud formations today, with reports "extreme weather" could continue until January 7th, and heavy rainfall through to mid February.

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