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BMKG: High Tides Hit Java Island's South Coast  
An illustration of a high tide (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Thursday, 26 July, 2018 | 19:40 WIB
BMKG: High Tides Hit Java Island's South Coast  

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said that one of the causes of the recent high tide along Java Island’s south coast on Wednesday, July 25, was the increasing wind speed. 

“The increase [in wind speed] was very significant,” said Tony Agus Wijaya, the head of the Bandung Branch of the BMKB, today.

Tony added that the wind speed over the southern part of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, July 25, reached 37 kilometers per hour, while the average rate is 10 kilometers per hour. 

He explained that high tides are frequent during the peak dry season in July-August, where winds from the Australian continent blow at a stronger rate. 

“Every south coastal beach in the Java Island is experiencing [this natural phenomenon],” said Tony suggesting regional governments to monitor the effects of the high tides in the next following week up to July 31. 

AHMAD FIKRI (CONTRIBUTOR)



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