High waves have the potential to occur in a number of Indonesian waters – Rifyu.com

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Jakarta (Rifyu.com) –

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said waves up to four meters high could potentially occur in several water areas on April 26-27 2023.

The Head of the Maritime Meteorology Center, BMKG, Eko Prasetyo in Jakarta on Wednesday said the wind pattern was one of the causes of the opportunity for an increase in high waves.

The wind pattern in the northern part of Indonesia, he explained, is dominantly moving from the northeast-east with wind speeds ranging from 3-15 knots, while in the southern part of Indonesia the dominant movement is from east-southeast with wind speeds ranging from 5-25 knots.

“The highest wind speed was observed in the waters south of Java and the Arafuru Sea,” he said.

This condition, he continued, led to the opportunity for an increase in waves as high as 1.25-2.5 meters in the waters north of Sabang, western waters of Sumatra, West Indian Ocean Aceh-Kep. Mentawai, western and southern Sunda Straits, Lampung Bay, southern waters of Banten, western Sumba Strait, waters of Sawu Island-Kupang-Rote Island, Sawu Sea, southern waters of Flores, North Natuna Sea.

Furthermore, the eastern Sulawesi Sea, the northern waters of Sangihe Island, the waters of the Sermata-Letti Islands, the waters of the Babar-Tanimbar Islands, the waters of the Kai Islands-Aru Islands, the Arafuru Sea.

For waves in the higher range of 2.5-4 meters it is likely to occur in the West Indian Ocean Kep. Enggano-Lampung, the southern waters of West Java-Sumba, the southern part of the Bali-Lombok-Alas Strait, the South Indian Ocean of Java-Sumba.

For this reason, Eko Prasetyo asked to pay attention to high risks to shipping safety such as fishing boats (wind speeds of more than 15 knots and wave heights above 1.25 m), barges (wind speeds of more than 16 knots and wave heights above 1, 5m).

Then, ferries (wind speeds of more than 21 knots and wave heights above 2.5 m), large ships such as cargo ships / cruise ships (wind speeds of more than 27 knots and wave heights above 4 meters).

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Reporter: Zubi Mahrofi
Editor: Zita Meirina

source: www.antaranews.com

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