Sea Waves Category High-Very High Threaten NTT


Bad weather is predicted to occur in the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) region. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reports that high to very high sea waves have the potential to hit the sea waters of NTT. BMKG urges coastal communities to be extra vigilant.

“The potential for sea waves in the high category ranging from 2.5-4 meters and very high around 4-7 meters needs to be watched out for because it is very risky to ship and fishing boat services,” said Head of the BMKG Tenau-Kupang Maritime Meteorological Station Syaeful Hadi in a statement received in Kupang. , Sunday.

He said this was related to the weather forecast in the marine waters of NTT which was valid from August 29-31 2022.

Syaeful said that high waves have the potential to occur in the western part of the Sumba Strait, the southern part of the Sawu Sea, and the northern part of the Sawu Sea which pose a high risk for ferry sailing.

Meanwhile, the potential for waves in the very high category is likely to occur in the Indian Ocean south of Sumba-Sabu, which poses a high risk for cargo ships and cruise ships.

Syaeful appealed to ship operators and fishermen who want to cross several points in the sea to increase their vigilance.

He mentioned that in addition there are several other water areas in NTT that are also potentially hit by moderate waves (1.25-2.5 meters), namely the Flores-Lamakera Strait, Alor-Pantar Strait, northern and southern waters of Kupang-Rote, and the southern Indian Ocean of Kupang-Pantar. bread.

Moderate waves also need to be watched out for because they pose a high risk to the shipping of barges and fishing boats.

Meanwhile, the results of the analysis of synoptic conditions show that generally, the wind direction moves from the Northeast to the Southeast with wind speeds of 1-6 on the Beaufort Scale.

He appealed to residents to continue to follow the development of maritime weather from the BMKG as a reference to support safe and smooth shipping activities.

Meanwhile, bad weather also occurred in several parts of Indonesia. The BMKG warned the public to be aware of the potential for heavy rain that could be accompanied by lightning and strong winds in several provinces on Monday.

In the weather early warning system, BMKG predicts areas that have the potential to experience moderate to heavy rain which can be accompanied by lightning and strong winds, such as in Aceh, Bangka Belitung, Banten, Bengkulu, and DKI Jakarta.

Then, Gorontalo, Jambi, West Java, East Java, West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Lampung, Maluku, North Maluku, West Nusa Tenggara.

Then Papua, West Papua, Riau, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, West Sumatra, North Sumatra and South Sumatra.

BMKG mentioned the potential for extreme weather that could hit several regions in Indonesia for the next week from August 28 to September 3.

“The BMKG monitors the development of weather conditions throughout Indonesia, where it is currently indicated that there is a significant potential for atmospheric dynamics that could have an impact on increasing rainfall in several parts of Indonesia,” said Deputy for Meteorology Guswanto.

He said the results of the analysis of atmospheric dynamics showed the potential for wind bends and decelerations that could increase the convective pattern.

During this period, it is predicted that the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) phenomenon and the active Rossby wave will increase the potential for rain cloud growth in several parts of Indonesia in the next few days.