Saturday, 22 February 2020

Tourists Warned of Rip Currents at Yogyakarta Beaches



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Tourists planning to spend their year-end vacations along Yogyakarta’s south coast beaches are reminded to maintain awareness even though official Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) data shows the area will see gentle sea waves up to January 2020. 

    Yogyakarta’s Search and Rescue (SAR) coordinator, Marjono, said the BMKG reports that the region’s beaches in the southern coastline will see 10-feet waves. 

    Marjono also announced that beach areas in the special region have already seen an increase in visitors entering the Christmas holidays. 

    “The situation is still under control up until Wednesday noon, December 25. There was only one tourist who slipped at the beach and had minor injuries,” said Marjono.

    The local SAR also announced that the New Year’s holidays will not see swarms of jellyfish. Despite predicting low tides, he called for beach visitors to remain aware of rip currents in a number of locations and approach SAR members that are posted on numerous beaches across Yogyakarta’s southern coast.