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Attention! BMKG Predicts 6 Meter High Waves in Aceh to Nias til November 8, 2021

According to Belawan Maritime Meteorological Station forecaster, Christen Novena said, wave heights between 2.5 meters and 5 meters are likely to occu

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TRIBUNBATAM.id - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), Belawan Maritime Meteorology Station issued an early warning of high waves between 2.5 meters-6 meters in the waters of the Nias Islands to Sibolga and the West Indian Ocean of Nias, from 6 November 2021 to 8 November 2021.

According to Belawan Maritime Meteorological Station forecaster, Christen Novena said, wave heights between 2.5 meters and 5 meters are likely to occur in the western waters of Aceh, the waters of Meulaboh to Sinabang, the northern waters of Sabang, the West Indian Ocean of Aceh, the waters of the Nias Islands to Sibolga and the West Indian Ocean of Nias

"Meanwhile, the wave height is up to 6 meters and is likely to occur in the Indian Ocean west of Aceh to the West Indian Ocean of Nias," said Christen Novena via WhatsApp, Saturday (11/6/2021). 

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In addition, Christen explained, the winds over the waters of northern Sumatra generally move from east to southwest at speeds of 02-20 knots (up to 37 km per hour). 

The wind pattern in the northern part of Indonesia is dominantly moving from Northwest-Northeast with wind speeds ranging from 4-25 knots (up to 46 km per hour). 

The highest wind speeds were observed in the waters of Simeulue Island to the Mentawai Islands, Bengkulu waters to Lampung, the Indian Ocean west of Sumatra and the Indian Ocean southwest of Banten. 

For this reason, Christen appealed to all marine service users to pay attention of the high risks of shipping safety as well as to modern and traditional fishermen to continue pay attention for safety.

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