Strong winds and large waves forced port authorities to temporarily close the Bali Strait crossing on Tuesday from midnight until 5 a.m.
Head of the Gilimanuk Water Police Made Prihenjagat confirmed the news that the closure had been decided by Ketapang Port. “As Ketapang Port is closed, automatically the same will happen at Gilimanuk Port,” he said as reported by Antara news agency.
As usual, the closure saw long lines of vehicles extending out of Gilimanuk Port. When contacted, Rahmat, an official with the Jembrana office of the Meteorological and Climatology Agency, confirmed there were strong winds. “When the winds are strong, automatically the waves become very high. We observed that the strong winds started yesterday afternoon,” he said.
Source: The Jakarta Post