JAKARTA - Head of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Dwikorita Karnawati said that currently, Seroja Tropical Cyclone has moved further away from Indonesia. According to her, the peak of the cyclone occurred on Monday, April 5 in the morning.
"Currently, it is now moving to the southwest. On April 7, it is predicted that the cyclone will move further away from Indonesia", said Dwikorita in a press statement, Tuesday, April 6.
Dwikorita explained that the Seroja Tropical Cyclone is the strongest cyclone of tropical cyclones ever detected before in Indonesia.
This cyclone is the impact of rising sea surface temperatures in waters that have reached 30 degrees Celsius. This figure is higher than usual, which is 26 degrees Celsius.
According to Dwikorita, Seroja Tropical Cyclone is not like other tropical cyclones. When it is formed, this cyclone vortex is on land so that it has a significant impact.
At the initial formation, the Seroja Tropical Cyclone had a vortex speed of 85 km per hour. When moving away from Indonesia, the vortex speed will increase to 110-130 km per hour.
"The strongest cyclone before, the Cempaka cyclone has its center in the ocean, only its tail enters the land so that once it enters the land, it breaks apart. But this Seroja Cyclone has entered the island”, she explained.
Nevertheless, the BMKG warned that it is estimated that heavy rain will still occur along with strong winds in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). As the cyclone is getting further away, from today until tomorrow, Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
In addition, the BMKG also predicts that there will be high waves in a number of surrounding waters, which are feared to be similar to a tsunami wave.
"Even though its power is not like a tsunami, seawater entering the land can be destructive", said Dwikorita.
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