Strong winds, rough seas to continue until Jan 17

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Jan: Strong winds and rough seas in the waters of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, East Johor, Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan are expected to continue until Saturday (January 17).

The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement today said the Northeasterly winds of 50-60 kmph with waves up to 4.5 metres were dangerous to all shipping and coastal activities including fishing and ferry services.


In addition, the coastal areas of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and East Johor were vulnerable to sea level rise until Jan 17, it said.

Meanwhile, the thunderstorms occurring over the waters off Pahang, East Johor and Sarawak (Mukah, Bintulu and Miri) are expected to continue until late afternoon today.

The department also issued a warning on the current strong winds and rough seas off Condore, Reef North, Layang-Layang and Palawan, as well as in the waters off Samui, Tioman, Bunguran, Reef South, Kuching, Labuan and Sulu that will continue until Jan 17.

The situation is dangerous to all coastal and shipping activities including oil platform work, fishing and ferry services. — BERNAMA


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