Extreme Waves Still Happening A Week Ahead

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, July 22 2018 - 22:00 IWST

Kepala BMKG Dwikorita Karnawati (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
Kepala BMKG Dwikorita Karnawati (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicts sea waves with an altitude of 2.5 meters to four meters or in extreme and dangerous categories will still occur within a week to come in several waters in Indonesia.

"Currently, Indonesian waters are still in a condition that needs to be watched and the next extreme wave is expected to peak on 24 to 25 July," said BMKG Head Dwikorita Karnawati in Jakarta, Saturday (21/07/2018)

She said the extreme wave is likely to occur in the southern waters of Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara.

Factors that cause high waves are the entry period peak dry season in July and August, especially the southern part of Indonesia that is Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara.

It also occurs because the blast of air or cold air and dry wind from the Australian region that affects the lack of rain potential and the occurrence of wind speed increase reaches 35 km per hour to 50 km per hour.

There are also high air pressure conditions that survive in the Indian Ocean precisely in Western Australia or called Mascarene High which trigger high waves in the southern waters of Indonesia.

This is due to the high wind speed around Mascarene High and the occurrence of the alley raised by the Mascarene High and it spreads to western performance Sumatra, South Java to Sumba Island.

"Even such conditions will have an impact on increasing waves up to six meters in the southern waters of Java and Nusa Tenggara," she added.

Specified areas will have a chance to experience high waves from July 22 to July 26, 2018 in Arafuru and waters of Jayapura with a height of 2.5 meters and can reach four meters or dangerous categories.

Also in the waters of Sabang, the waters of North and West Aceh, the western waters of Simeulue Island to the Mentawai Islands, west of Bengkulu to the Enggano Islands, the western waters of Lampung, the southern part of Java to Sumbawa, the Bali Strait, the southern Lombok Strait, and the southern waters of Rote Island .

On 24 to 26 July there is a chance of a higher wave increase up to six meters or very dangerous in the waters of West Aceh, the western waters of Simeulue Island to the Mentawai Islands, the western waters of Bengkulu to Lampung, the western Indian Ocean of Sumatra to the southern waters of Java to Sumba, the Bali Strait , Lombok Strait in southern Alas Strait, Southern Indian Ocean, Java to NTB.

Therefore, the public is advised to be aware of wave height and delay fishing activities during high waves.

As well as paying attention to the early warning issued BMKG for the safety of the soul together.

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