JAKARTA – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued an early warning of high waves that could potentially occur in several water areas on May 25 – 26 2022.
Based on a release received by MNC Portal Indonesia from the Public Relations Division, the Legal and Organizational Bureau of the BMKG explained that the wind pattern in the northern part of Indonesia is dominantly moving from the Northwest – Northeast with wind speeds ranging from 5-15 knots, while in the southern part of Indonesia it is dominantly moving. from East – Southeast with wind speeds ranging from 5 – 20 knots.
“The highest wind speeds were observed in the northern waters of Sabang, the central and eastern Java Seas, the western waters of Lampung – southern Banten, the eastern Sulawesi Sea and the Arafuru Sea,” the release said, Wednesday (25/5/2022).
This condition causes an opportunity for an increase in waves as high as 1.25 – 2.5 meters in the northern Malacca Strait, eastern waters of Simeulue Island, southern Sape Strait, Sumba Strait, Kupang waters, northern Sawu Sea, Ombai Strait, southern Flores waters. , Central and eastern Java Sea, eastern Sulawesi Sea, southern waters of Kep. Tanimbar, Timor Sea, central Arafuru Sea, North Pacific Ocean Jayapura.
For waves in the higher range of 2.50 – 4.0 meters, there is a chance to occur in the northern waters of Sabang, western waters of Aceh – Kep. Mentawai, Bengkulu waters, Enggano waters – west of Lampung, West Indian Ocean of Sumatra, southern Lampung Bay, western – southern Sunda Strait, southern waters of Java – Sumba Island, Bali Strait – Lombok – southern Alas, waters of P. Sawu – Rote, southern Savu Sea, South Indian Ocean NTT.
“Meanwhile, very high waves in the range of 4.0 – 6.0 meters are likely to occur in the South Indian Ocean, Java – NTB,” he explained.
For this reason, it is necessary to pay attention to high risks to shipping safety such as fishing boats (wind speed more than 15 knots and wave height above 1.25 m), barge (wind speed more than 16 knots and wave height above 1.5 m) , Ferry Ships (Wind speed more than 21 knots and wave height above 2.5 m), Large Size Vessels such as Cargo/Cruise Ships (Wind speed more than 27 knots and wave height above 4.0 m).
“People who live and work on the coast around areas that are prone to high waves are asked to stay alert,” he explained.