Cilacap.info English – Climatology and Geophysics Meteorology Agency (BMKG) through Tunggul Wulung meteorological station. That there is a potential for high waves of 1.25 – 6.0 meters, starting today Thursday (7/16) – Sunday (7/19).
Affected waters include Central Java (Central Java), West Java (West Java) and DIY (Special Region of Yogyakarta).
As forecasts, waters affected by high waves in West Java are in waters of Sukabumi – Cianjur, Garut Pangandaran, South Indian Ocean, West Java.
In Central Java, Cilacap Waters, Kebumen – Purworejo, South Indian Ocean, Central Java. And waters of DIY (Special Region of Yogyakarta).
This condition, as explained by Tunggul Wulung Meteorological Station, Achmad Rivai. That potential for high waves is influenced by speed of wind blowing from Northeast to Southeast with a speed of 4-20 Knots. With weather forecasts experiencing light rain, such as for high waves 1.25 to 6 meters are classified as very high.
Meanwhile, he continues to explain, that with this high wave potential, he warns of a high risk of safety. He also appealed to pay attention to high risks to travel safety.
Fishing Boat (Wind speed of more than 15 knots and wave height above 1.25 meters). Barge (Wind speed more than 16 knots and wave height above 1.5 meters).
Ferry (wind speed more than 21 knots and wave height above 2.5 meters). Large size such as Cargo Ships / Cruise Ships (Wind speeds of more than 12 knots and wave heights above 4.0 meters).
“Asked to people who live and are in coastal area around area that has opportunity to occur high waves to remain vigilant.” He said in Cilacap, today Thursday (07/16/2020).