BMKG warns potentially high waves south of Central Java coast this week

Semarang – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued an early warning regarding the potential for high waves of up to 4 meters across the Central Java and Yogyakarta southern coast, including southern Cilacap facing the southern Indian Ocean.

Head of BMKG Technician Group at the Tunggul Wulung Meteorological Station in Cilacap, Teguh Wardoyo, said in a written statement, Monday (22/8) that the early warning for high waves was valid for three days, starting from August 22 to August 24, 2022.

“The maximum sea waves and the Indian Ocean south of Central Java and Yogyakarta over a period of time, have the potential to reach 2.5-4 meters, or the high category,” he said.

Furthermore, Wardoyo said, high waves also have the potential to occur in sea waters and the Indian Ocean south of West Java. The waters of the sea and the Indian Ocean in question, namely in the south of Sukabumi, Cianjur, Garut, Tasikmalaya, and Pangandaran.

BMKG said users of maritime activities should pay attention to the high risks to shipping safety. “It is requested that people who live and work on the coast around areas that have the potential for high waves to occur are always vigilant,” he added.

The agency also observes wind patterns in northern Indonesia, which are dominantly moving from the southeast-southwest, with wind speeds ranging from 5-20 knots. Meanwhile, the wind pattern in the southern part of Indonesia is dominantly moving from the east-southeast, with wind speeds ranging from 5-25 knots. (Hartatik)

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