BMKG Warns of High Waves in Bali Waters: Caution Advised for Maritime Activities


The Regional III Denpasar division of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has once again issued a warning to the community, emphasizing the need to remain vigilant of the potential for high waves in the waters of Bali from June 16th to 18th, 2023. According to the BMKG, sea waves in the Bali waters are expected to reach heights of up to four meters, posing a significant concern for maritime activities.

The areas of Bali that are likely to experience these high waves, measuring up to four meters, include the southern part of the Bali Strait, the Badung Strait, the southern part of the Lombok Strait, and the southern region of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Bali. These locations are particularly susceptible to the impact of strong waves, warranting caution among sailors and sea travelers.

In contrast, the waters in the northern region of Bali, which border Buleleng Regency, are projected to have relatively lower wave heights, estimated to be around 1.25 meters.

Nevertheless, the BMKG emphasizes the need for continuous monitoring of the sea conditions and advises individuals to exercise caution regardless of the predicted wave heights.

Cahyo Nugroho, the Head of BMKG Region III Denpasar, highlights the prevailing wind patterns in the area, stating, “The prevailing winds generally blow from the southeast direction with speeds of up to 40 kilometers per hour or 21.5 knots.” These wind patterns contribute to the formation and intensity of the waves in the Bali waters during the specified period.

The BMKG further attributes the potential for high sea waves to the consistent and sustained movement of winds from the Australian mainland towards Asia. This geographical dynamic creates a conducive environment for the formation of powerful waves in the Bali waters.

It is crucial to note that such windy and high sea wave conditions pose significant risks to maritime activities, including sailing and navigation. Therefore, the BMKG urges all maritime stakeholders, including sailors, fishermen, and sea travelers, to exercise extreme caution and prioritize safety measures when operating in the waters of Bali during this period.

The BMKG’s timely warning serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of the ocean and the importance of staying informed about weather and sea conditions. By heeding these warnings and taking necessary precautions, individuals can minimize potential risks and ensure their safety while enjoying maritime activities in Bali’s waters.