BMKG: Beware Of Wind Speeds Of Up To 25 Knots In North Sulawesi

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has asked residents to be aware of wind speeds of up to 25 knots in the waters of North Sulawesi Province (Sulut). "The dominant wind pattern moves from north-east with speeds ranging from 6-25 knots," said BMKG Coordinator for Observation and Information at the Bitung Maritime Meteorological Station Ricky D Aror in Manado, Saturday.

He said the highest wind speed has the potential to occur in the eastern part of the Sulawesi Sea and the waters of the Sangihe Islands Regency and Talaud Islands Regency. This condition can cause increased wave heights in the area and its surroundings. "BMKG issued an early warning of high waves between 1.25-2.5 meters in a number of North Sulawesi areas and its surroundings until February 26, 2024," he said.

Ciucadia said the wave height is expected to occur in the Sulawesi Sea, the waters of Sangihe Islands Regency, the waters of the Talaud Islands Regency, and the eastern waters of the Sitaro Islands Regency. "Similar wave heights also have the potential to occur in Bitung-Likupang waters, Maluku Sea waters, and southern North Sulawesi waters," he said.

Ricky hopes that residents will pay attention to wind speeds and wave heights for shipping safety if they carry out activities in the waters with a potential wave height of 1.25-2.5 meters.

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