Malaysia: Strong winds, rough seas expected in Kelantan and Terengganu

The Star 4 Feb 16;

KUALA LUMPUR: Strong north-easterly winds with speed of between 50 and 60km per hour, causing waves as high as 4.5 metres, is expected in waters off Kelantan and Terengganu from Thursday until next Tuesday.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, such a weather condition is dangerous to all shipping and beach activities, including fishing and ferry service.

In a statement issued here Thursday, the department said the coastal areas in Kelantan and Terengganu would also be exposed to the high tide phenomenon.

Meanwhile, strong north-easterly winds of 40-50kmph with waves as high as 3.5 metres is expected in waters off Pahang, East Johor, Sarawak, Labuan and Sabah (Pedalaman, Pantai Barat and Kudat).

The weather condition, which is dangerous to small boats, sea recreation and water sports, is expected to persist until Tuesday.

"The coastal areas in Pahang and East Johor is also exposed to the high tide phenomenon," it stated. - Bernama

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