The meeting of the High Wind in Northern Territory
TARAKAN - Since Sunday (3 / 7) night, high waves in the waters north of East Kalimantan and in virtually all waters of Indonesia increased between 0.75 meters to 2 meters. This condition is estimated to occur up to 3 days.
This was revealed by the Head of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) Sutadi Rahardjo told Radar Tarakan Tarakan when met at his office yesterday (4 / 7). "This condition is due to the influence of wind speed reached 23 knots (1 knot equals 1.2 miles, Red.) Per hour overnight," said Sutadi Raharjo.
The high wind speed has been happening since last May and is expected to end until the second or third week in July.
Besides the intensity of rain is still expected because of high air pressure is currently concentrated in areas north of the equator, precisely in the southern Philippines. So the wind is moving from various directions, of the southwest side, south, east and south of the equator are concentrated toward the Philippines. "This condition causes a meeting of the higher winds in the northern region which causes the formation of rain clouds Commulus Nimbus carrier," he explained.
Genesis rain accompanied by lightning and thunder which generally occurs in the early morning, according to Sutadi also affected a relatively low wind conditions are. The high intensity of rain is not expected to fall in the second week and third this month until mid-August.
"If the wind is not influenced by global and local winds are not as usual, the intensity of rain is predicted to fall until mid-August. But it's not dry, usually around 300 millimeters per month, will be less than 200 millimeters, "he added.
Meanwhile, the eruption of Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi on Sunday morning which led to the spread of dust and volcanic ash are believed not to affect the northern region of East Kalimantan given away both these areas. "The wind direction northeast of North Sulawesi will go directly to the central concentration of the air pressure in the southern Philippines, so it does not spread volcanic ash in the northern East Kalimantan," he explained. (Ash)
Sources: radartarakan.co.id (July 5, 2011)