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BMKG Warns of High Waves in These Regions in Indonesia

BMKG Warns of High Waves in These Regions in Indonesia (special)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geosifics Agency (BMKG) has given an early warning againts high waves that are expected to occur in a number of regions in Indonesia on Tuesday (3/19) to Friday (3/22).

"There are seen Savannah tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean in southwestern Lampung and Trevor tropical cyclones in the Coral Sea in southern Papua New Guinea," BMKG Public Relations Section Head Taufan Maulana said through a press release received in Jakarta on Wednesday (03/20/2019).

In addition to the two tropical cyclones, he said there was also a pattern of low pressure in the Indian Ocean in the south of East Nusa Tenggara and in the Pacific Ocean in the east of the Philippines.

The highest wind speed was observed in the Java Sea, the southern Makassar Strait, the waters of East Nusa Tenggara, the waters of the Selayar-Sabalana Islands, the Tanimbar-Aru Islands waters, the Arafuru Sea in the east, the Sangihe-Talaud Islands waters and the Maluku Sea.

"This condition has resulted in an increase in wave height around the area," Taufan said.

BMKG asks people in several regions to be careful of the possibility of being hit by high waves. Some areas that are expected to occur with medium altitude waves, namely the waters north of Sabang, Sabang-Banda Aceh waters, western waters of Aceh, Enggano-Bengkulu waters, Indian Ocean west of Aceh.

In addition, waters in the south of Kupang-Rote Island, Sape Strait and Sumba Strait, northern Sawu Sea, South Timor Sea NTT, North Natuna Sea, waters north of the Anambas Islands-Natuna Islands, waters south of Kalimantan.

Medium wave is also expected to occur in the Java Sea, northern waters of East Java-Kagean Islands, Sumbawa Sea, waters north of Sumbawa to Flores, southern Makassar Strait, waters of the Sabalana Islands, Selayar Islands, Aru Islands waters, Arafuru Sea, west to east, Amamapere-Agats waters.

In addition, the Sulawesi Sea, the waters east of Bitung, the waters south of the Sangihe-Talaud Islands, the northern Maluku Sea, the waters of Halmahera Islands, the Halmahera Sea, the waters north of West Papua to Papua, the North Pacific Ocean of West Papua to Papua, and the western part of Cendrawasih Bay .

Areas that are likely to be hit by high waves include the western waters of the Nias Islands to Mentawai, the waters west of Lampung, the West Indian Ocean Nias Islands to Lampung.

In addition, the southern part of the Sunda Strait, the waters south of Java to Sumba, the southern Bali-Lombok-Alas Strait, the southern Savu Sea, the southern Indian Ocean to NTT, the western waters of Yos Sudarso, the eastern Arafuru Sea, the northern waters of the Sangihe Islands -Talaud Islands, and the Pacific Ocean.

"Please pay attention to the high risk of shipping safety, such as fishing boats for wind speeds of more than 15 knots and wave height above 1.25 meters," he was quoted as saying by Antara.

Barges must also pay attention to the risk of wind speeds of more than 16 knots and wave height above 1.5 meters.

Ferries must also pay attention to wind speeds of more than 21 knots and wave height above 2.5 meters, while large-sized vessels, such as cargo ships or cruise ships, must be alert with wind speeds of more than 27 knots and wave heights above four meters.

"BMKG appealed to the people who live and move on the coast around the area which has the chance of high waves and solid shipping areas to remain vigilant," Taufan said.