Strong winds expected till Tuesday

Strong north-easterly winds blowing over the waters of Sarawak, Sabah (Interior, West Coast and Kudat) and Labuan are expected to continue until Tuesday (January 20). — file pic
Strong north-easterly winds blowing over the waters of Sarawak, Sabah (Interior, West Coast and Kudat) and Labuan are expected to continue until Tuesday (January 20). — file pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — Strong north-easterly winds blowing over the waters of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, East Johor, Sarawak, Sabah (Interior, West Coast and Kudat) and Labuan are expected to continue until Tuesday (January 20).

According to a statement issued by the Meteorological Department, the strong winds with a speed of between 50 and 60kmph and waves up to a height of 4.5 metres were dangerous for all shipping and coastal activities including fishing and ferry services.

“In addition, the coastal areas in Kelantan, Terengganu and East Johor are exposed to a rising sea level until tomorrow,” it said.

The department also warned that strong north-easterly winds with speeds of 40 to 50kmph and waves as high as 3.5 metres blowing over Sabah (Sandakan) waters were expected to continue until Tuesday and the condition was dangerous for small boats, sea recreation and sea sports.

Meanwhile, thunder storms over the waters of Sarawak and strong winds with speeds of 50 to 60kmph and waves of as high as 4.5 metres would continue until late this afternoon.

The statement added that the situation in other areas including the waters of Condore, Reef North, Layang-layang, Palawan, Samui, Tioman, Bunguran,

Kuching, Labuan and Sulu which were experiencing strong winds with speeds of between 50 to 60 kmph was expected to continue until Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the thunder storm alert in the waters of Bunguran, Reef South and Kuching with waves reaching up to 4.5 metres and the waters of Sulawesi with waves of up to 3.5 metres high was expected to persist until late this afternoon.

The condition would be dangerous for all coastal and shipping activities. — Bernama

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