The Center of Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BBMKG) Region III Denpasar, estimates that extreme weather conditions will occur on May 10-17, 2021.
This is due to the activity of the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) phenomenon in the territory of Indonesia, which is observed along with the activity of other equatorial wave phenomena such as the Kelvin and Rossby Equatorial waves.
“Currently, cyclonic circulation patterns are also being observed in the territory of Indonesia, namely in the Sulu Sea and West Papua, which can form a confluence and a slowdown in wind speed. However, the weather in the Bali region is not affected by this condition. However, what needs to be watched out for Bali is the prediction of wave height in the waters of the Bali Strait, the Bali Sea, and the Indian Ocean south of Bali, “said Head of Data and Information Division of BBMKG Region III Denpasar, Iman Fatchurochman, Monday (10/5).
According to him, a number of these phenomena so far have not had an impact on the weather in the Bali region. However, this tends to have an impact on maritime conditions in the Bali region.
The wave height is likely to reach more than 2 meters, especially in the waters of South Bali. However, in the next three days, we also need to be careful in the waters of North Bali.
“Indeed, the impact of the disturbance tends to be on maritime conditions, especially wave height. But the wind conditions from the observations so far are still normal. The current wind speed reaches 6-11 knots or 11-20 km per hour, ”said Fatchurochman.
Due to this condition, BBMKG region III Denpasar has disseminated this information, including related to early warning. Thus, people who have activities related to the sea are expected to always pay attention to the development of this information.
“For that we remind fishermen and marine tourism players, to pay attention to the conditions when they are on the move. This is to reduce risk, “explained Fatchurochman.
In addition to fishermen, his party also appealed to the public to remain vigilant about the potential for extreme weather during the transition period.
At this time, the rain is sporadic, heavy and of short duration, accompanied by lightning and strong winds, and even hail had the potential to cause hydrometeorological disasters in the form of floods, flash floods, landslides, strong winds, and tornadoes, especially for people living and live in areas prone to hydrometeorological disasters.
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