The full moon phase on January 17, 2022, will potentially trigger a significant increase of a high tide
Cilacap, Central Java (ANTARA) - The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) has issued a warning for flooding on the southern coasts of West Java, Central Java, and Yogyakarta for January 17–January 20, 2022.

"The full moon phase on January 17, 2022, will potentially trigger a significant increase of a high tide," head of technicians at BMKG's Tunggul Wulung Station, Teguh Wardoyo, said here on Monday.

Areas that are likely to be hit by coastal flooding are the southern coasts of Sukabumi, Cianjur, Garut, Tasikmalaya, Pangandaran, Cilacap, Kebumen, Purworejo, and Yogyakarta, he forecast.

"We have issued an early warning of coastal flooding for January 17–January 20," he said.

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The prevailing conditions could disturb coastal people's daily activities, such as loading and unloading activities at ports, activities in coastal residential areas, salt evaporation ponds, and aquaculture, Wardoyo added.

He advised people to remain alert to anticipate the impacts of high waves and high tides as well as track BMKG's latest information on maritime weather.

Based on the weather forecast model, the high tide on January 17 was estimated to occur at 8 p.m. local time in Cilacap and reach a maximum height of 1.9 m, he informed.

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Meanwhile, on January 18, the highest tide will occur between 9–11 a.m. local time, with wave height reaching 1.3 m, and at 9 p.m., with maximum wave height forecast at 1.9 m, he informed.

On January 19, the high tide is expected between 9–11 a.m. local time, with a maximum height of 1.4 m, and between 9–10 p.m. local time, with the maximum wave height reaching 1.9 m, he added.

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