JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesia Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned the public to be aware of the potential for waves as high as 1.25 to 4 meters that have the opportunity to occur in several Indonesian waters in the next few days on August 13-14 2019.
Increased wave height occurs due to wind patterns in the Indonesian region, generally from East - South with a speed of 4 - 25 knots.
The highest wind speeds are observed in the northern waters of Sabang, Sabalana Islands-Selayar Islands, Flores Sea, Rote - Kupang waters, as well as Banda Sea. This condition resulted in a rise in wave height around the area.
The weather warning was conveyed by the Public Relations Section and the Legal Bureau and BMKG Organizations, Tuesday (08/13/2019).
Based on BMKG monitoring results, a number of territorial waters in Indonesia are likely to experience high waves with a height of 1.25 to 2.5 meters.
The territorial waters include West Aceh Waters, Manui Waters - Kendari, West Sime P. Simeulue to Kep. Mentawai, Teluk Tolo, Bengkulu Bodies, South Bodies Kep. Banggai - Kep. Sula, Southern Sunda Strait, Southern Ambon Waters, Southern Java Java to Sumbawa, Banda Sea, Bali Strait - Lombok - Southern Alas, Kep Islands. Sangihe Until Kep. Talaud, Savu Sea, Maluku Sea, Natuna Sea, Halmahera Waters, Karimata Strait, Halmahera Sea, North Central Java Waters to Kep. Kangean, Sorong Waters, Java Sea, Fakfak - Kaimana Waters, South Kalimantan Waters, Agats - Amamapere Waters, Makassar Strait in the South, Seram Sea, Bali Sea - Sumbawa - Flores, North of Alor Island, North of Bali to Sumbawa, Waters Kep. Sermata to Kep. Tanimbar, Kep. Sabalana to Kep. Selayar, Kep. Kai to Kep. Aru, Southern Bone Bay, Arafuru Sea, Baubau to Wakatobi Waters, North Pacific Ocean Halmahera to Papua.
In addition, a number of other territorial waters are likely to occur with high waves reaching 2.5 to 4 meters in the North Waters of Sabang, South Waters of Banten, West Waters of Enggano Island, Southern Waters of Sumba Island - Sawu Island - Rotte Island, West Waters Lampung, South Indian Ocean Java to East Nusa Tenggara, and Sumatra West Indian Ocean.
High wave potential in some of these areas can pose a risk to shipping safety. Therefore, BMKG always appealed to people who live or move on the coast, especially fishermen who use the mode of transportation at sea.
Among Fishing Boat (Wind speed more than 15 knots and wave height above 1.25 m), Barges (Wind speed more than 16 knots and wave height above 1.5 m), Ferry Boat (Wind speed more than 21 knots and wave height at above 2.5 m), large size ships such as cargo ships / cruise ships (wind speeds of more than 27 knots and wave heights above 4.0 m) are advised to always be vigilant in their activities.