Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | 04:17 WIB

BMKG Warns of Potential High Waves in These Regions

BMKG Warns of Potential High Waves in These Regions (bali)

JAKARTA, NNC - The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has announced early warning for potential high sea waves for the next four days, from Wednesday (03/13/2019) to Saturday (03/16/2019).

There appears to be a pattern of low pressure of 1007 hPa in the southwest Indian Ocean of Lampung. Wind patterns in the north of Indonesia are generally from the northwest to the northeast with wind speeds ranging from 4-20 knots, while in the south of Indonesia generally from the southwest to the northwest with wind speeds ranging from 4-25 knots.

The highest wind speed was observed in the western part of Enggano P. Waters, Kep. Sangihe - Kep. Talaud, Banda Sea, Waters Kep. Kei - Kep. Aru and the eastern Seram Sea. This condition resulted in an increase in wave height around the area.

Some recorded areas have the chance to experience high waves with a height of 1.25 - 2.5 meters (medium). These areas include North Sabang Waters, Sabang Waters - Banda Aceh, West Aceh Waters, P.Simeulue West Waters to Kep. Mentawai, Aceh West Indian Ocean to Kep. Nias, South Waters of Sumba Island - Sawu Island, West Sumba Strait, Sawu Sea, North Natuna Sea, Northern Waters Kep. Anambas - Kep. Natuna, Waters Kep. Sangihe - Kep. Talaud, Maluku Sea, Northern Waters Kep. Sula, East Bitung Waters - Kep. Sitaro, Waters Kep. Halmahera, Sea of ​​Halmahera, North West Papua waters to Papua, North Pacific Ocean Halmahera to Papua, Seram Sea and Banda sea, South Waters of Kaimana - Amamapre, South Waters of Ambon, Northern Waters Kep. Kei - Kep. Aru, North Waters Kep. Tanimbar, and the central and eastern Arafuru Sea.

On the other hand, some areas have a higher chance of facing waves of 2.5 - 4 meters. These areas include Enggano - Bengkulu, Western Waters Lampung, West Indian Ocean Kep. Mentawai to Lampung, South Sunda Strait, South Java Waters to P. Sumbawa, Bali-Lombok Strait - Alas to the south, south Indian Ocean Java to NTB, and South Waters Kep. Kei - Kep. Aru.

In a written statement on Wednesday (03/13/2019), BMKG appealed to the public, especially fishermen who move around the area that have the potential to experience high waves to pay attention to the high risk of shipping safety.

For example in some modes of transportation such as fishing boats (Wind speeds of more than 15 knots and wave height above 1.25 m). There are also barges (Wind speeds of more than 16 knots and wave height above 1.5 m), ferries (Wind speeds of more than 21 knots and wave height above 2.5 m). In addition, large-sized vessels such as cargo ships / cruise ships, (wind speeds of more than 27 knots and wave height above 4.0 m)

People who are domiciled and active on the coast around the area that have the chance of high waves and solid shipping areas are also encouraged to remain vigilant. If there is a high wave, run away to a higher place.