TLMC provides alerts on strong winds that could hit the country

TLMC provides alerts on strong winds that could hit the country


DILI, 04 january 2022 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste MeteoClima (TLMC) provided warnings on the strong winds that could hit the country from 4 to 9 january 2023.

TLMC announced that, according to the Global Forecast System (GFS), European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), and Meteoblue, strong winds between 30 and 60km/h would hit the northern coast, the central part, and the southern coast of the country.

According to TLMC, strong winds between 40 and 60 km/h will occur on the northern coast (Dili, Liquica, Manatuto, Baucau, Lautem, Atauro, and Oe-Cussi). Meanwhile, strong winds between 25 and 50 km/h will occur in the central part of the country (Maliana, Aileu, Ainaro, Ermera, Laclubar, Baguia, Venilale, Luro, Ossu, and Baroque). In addition, strong winds between 20 and 50 km/h are also expected on the southern coast (Covalima, Uatulari, Uatucarbau, Iliomar, and Dilor.

TLMC revealed that the intensification of the strong winds was produced by the different pressures of the Australian continent (1008hPa) and the Asian continent (1017hPa).

Meanwhile, local factors such as sea breeze, land breeze, and the topography of Timor Island and the Indonesian islands also contribute to the intensification of strong winds.

The monsoon cycle follows the maximum heating as it shifts from its boreal summer location in Asia to the Maritime Continent and northern Australia.

TLMC called on local passengers to be very careful when traveling to the municipalities. 

“Passengers need to pay particular attention to high winds and avoid approaching risk areas such as large wooded areas, power lines, etc,” said in a statement released on wednesday.

TLMC also urged passengers traveling to Atauro and OeCusse to pay special attention to large waves and strong winds during their journey.



Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges 


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