Tropical cyclone Narelle continues to strongly affect the island’s weather and its waters causing huge waves and strong winds.
I Wayan Suardana, head of the Bali Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), explained that the cyclone had already headed to the western part of Australia early this week.
“But the impact is still here [in Bali] with high waves and strong winds, as well as heavy rains,” Suardana said. BMKG forecast that the current weather conditions would continue for the next three to four days.
“The waves will likely reach 2 to 4 meters high, and there will continue to be strong winds and rains,” he said. Padang Bai and Gilimanuk ports were temporarily closed.
In the mangrove area of Suwung, close to Sanur, residents had to flee from their homes as the tides reached knee high.
In Buleleng, Pura Segara, the ocean temple in Gerokgak village, was almost demolished due to strong waves.