BMKG early warning, high seas waves occur in Pangandaran, from Cilacap to Yogyakarta

TIME.CO, Jakarta – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency or BMKG has issued an early warning on the matter sea ​​wave estimated to reach four to six meters or very high in the southern seas of West Java, Central Java and Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY).

In an early warning valid until Saturday, August 5, 2023, the BMKG said that very high waves had a chance to approach Sukabumi-Cianjur waters, Garut-Pangandaran waters, Cilacap waters, Kebumen-Purworejo waters , to the waters of Yogyakarta, Indian Ocean South West Java and Indian Ocean South Indies Central Java-DIY.

Teguh Wardoyo, head of the BMKG technical group at Tunggul Wulung Cilacap station, in Cilacap, central Java, said on Friday that the height of sea waves is influenced by wind patterns, among other things.

“The very high waves occurred due to wind patterns in the southern part of Indonesia, which generally move from east to southeast at speeds of 8-30 knots. The highest wind speeds were observed in the part southern Sunda Strait,” he said. .

“If you look at the wave modeling, the four to six meter high waves have the potential to occur until Monday, August 7, 2023. We will monitor if the very high waves still have the potential to occur or if there will be a decrease,” he explained .

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Shipping has asked to be vigilant


Teguh asked the operators of the shipping facilities to pay attention to wave conditions and wind speed for the sake of navigational safety.

He said wind speeds above 15 knots and wave heights above 1.25 meters pose a risk to fishing boat trips and wind speeds above 16 knots and wave heights above 1.5 meters could put endangered the operation of the barges.

In addition, wind speeds exceeding 21 knots and wave heights exceeding 2.5 meters pose a risk to ferry sailings, and wind speeds exceeding 27 knots and wave heights exceeding four meters pose a risk. a risk to the operation of large vessels such as cargo ships and cruise liners. .

“For people who live and do business or travel on the coast around areas that may occur high wave always be vigilant, one of which is not to swim or play in the water on the beach which is directly connected to the open sea,” Teguh said.

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