Incessant heavy rain has led to flooding in Jakarta. Parts of the Indonesian capital are under two-and-a-half feet of water.

The State Palace was inundated, and the National Museum was flooded for the first time in its history.

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A boy guiding a horse and buggy is swamped by waves caused by a truck driving on a flooded street after continuous heavy seasonal rains flooded parts of JakartaDarren Whiteside/Reuters
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An aerial view of a flooded roundabout in JakartaAntara Foto/Zabur Karuru/Reuters
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Commuters ride their motorbikes through a flooded intersection in JakartaDarren Whiteside/Reuters
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People travel in a horse-drawn carriage down a flooded street in JakartaDarren Whiteside/Reuters
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Employees clean a flooded area at the National Museum in JakartaBay Ismoyo/AFP
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A man rides his bicycle along a flooded street in JakartaDarren Whiteside/Reuters

The deepest water level was 80cm, recorded in Jalan Batu Ceper Raya in central Jakarta.

Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama said the rising sea level off the capital's north coast had exacerbated the flooding. He said the city's 44 reservoirs could not cope with the increasing volume of water caused by rising sea levels and continuous rain.

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A couple sitting on their motorcycle are helped to cross a flooded road on a cartBay Ismoyo/AFP
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A man using his mobile phone while sitting on his motorcycle crosses a flooded road on a cart in JakartaBay Ismoyo/AFP
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People ride on the back of a truck ferrying a vehicle down a flooded street after heavy rains inundated parts of JakartaDarren Whiteside/Reuters
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People ride on a fire truck along a flooded street in JakartaDarren Whiteside/Reuters
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A cyclist holds onto a truck as they travel along a flooded road in JakartaBay Ismoyo/AFP

The situation is expected to worsen. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency predicts torrential rain will continue for several days. Indonesia is experiencing its annual rainy season, which typically hits its peak in January.