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BMKG Warns of High Waves in First Week of August
Wednesday, 01 August, 2018 | 13:28 WIB
BMKG Warns of High Waves in First Week of August

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - According to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), high waves is predicted to continue happening during the first week of August.

“For the next seven days up till August 5 will be struck by high waves potentially up to 4-6 meters, warning for the public especially fishermen,” said BMKG Head of public relations Hary Djatmiko in Jakarta today.

The high waves can also happen on the waters of Sabang, Mentawai, Bengkulu and west of Lampung, Sunda Strait’s south side, Java’s southern sea up to Sumba island, Bali strait – Lombok strait – and southern Alas strait. The high waves will be considered extremely dangerous in August 3-August 4.

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Indonesia’s waters are currently struck by high waves caused by the high wind speeds, other than that this condition is also known as Mascarene High at the Indian Ocean west of Australia. This has caused a swelling from the spreading high mascarene to the West Sumatra waters and south Java up to Sumba Island.

For the next three days Indonesia’s waters in north Bima, south Bima, and the Indian ocean south of West Nusa Tenggara will see frequent high waves ranging from half a meter to four meters.



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