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BMKG Info: Alert! High Waves in Natuna and Anambas Waters Reach 5 Meters

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of the Hang Nadim Batam Class I Meteorology Station issued a warning to the people of Kepri.

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TRIBUNBATAM.id - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of the Hang Nadim Batam Class I Meteorology Station issued a warning to the people of Riau Islands who are active at sea.

BMKG predicts high waves in the waters of the Riau Islands (Kepri) to reach 5 meters.

Forecaster on duty BMKG Batam, Riza Juniarti conveyed, for sea transportation and marine activities, he is advised to be aware of high waves and strong winds. 

"High waves and strong winds in the waters of East Bintan, Lingga waters, northern Bangka waters and Natuna and Anambas waters," he said, Friday (1/1/2021). 

Based on data received by Tribunbatam.id, for the waters of Batam and Karimun, high waves are predicted to reach 1 meter. The waters of Bintan / Tanjungpinang 2.5 meters, Lingga waters 2 meters. 

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"Meanwhile, the waters of Natuna and Anambas reach 5 meters," he said.

The speed of sea surface currents ranges from 5 to 80 centimeters per second.

Not only high waves, BMKG also asked residents to be alert to potential rain with moderate to heavy intensity which could be accompanied by lightning and strong winds. 

He conveyed again, the weather conditions occurred due to cyclonic patterns and areas of convergence (meeting of air masses) in the northern region of Riau Islands.

"This will increase the chances of forming rain clouds. In general, tomorrow's weather conditions are forecast to be cloudy and have the potential for moderate rain that can be accompanied by lightning and strong winds," he explained.

(Tribunbatam.id/endrakaputra) 

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