It’s best not to go out to sea now, say authorities


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  • Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

JOHOR BARU: Fishermen and others involved in activities at sea have been advised to be on high alert for strong winds and rough waters.

Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the current weather is not favourable for going out to sea, especially for recreational activities and those in small boats.

He said that according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), the north-east winds are expected to hit 40kph to 50kph, with waves recording heights of about 3.5m in the northern Malacca Straits until Saturday.

“Although bad weather has not been forecast for the Johor Straits yet, it is best to stick to indoor activities during the monsoon season,” he said yesterday.

A MetMalaysia spokesman said thunderstorms are expected to hit Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Melaka, causing strong winds of up to 50kph and waves as high as 3.5m.

“Strong winds and rough seas are dangerous to small boats, marine recreation and sea sports,” he said.

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