KUALA LUMPUR: Strong north-easterly winds of between 50kph and 60kph, with waves as high as 4.5m, are expected in waters off Samui and north Condore until this Sunday.
According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, such weather conditions are dangerous to all shipping and marine activities, including fishing and ferry services.
Meanwhile, strong north-easterly winds of between 40kph and 50kph, with waves as high as 3.5m, are expected in waters off Tioman, south Condore, north Bunguran, northwest of Reef South, Reef North, Layang-Layang and west Palawan until this Sunday.
A similar weather forecast is also expected in waters off Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang during the same period and will also be dangerous to small boats, sea sport and recreational activities.
In Johor Baru 605 people from 171 families in Taman Aman and Taman Mawai near Kota Tinggi have been evacuated to relief centres since Tuesday due to flash floods.
According to the Kota Tinggi district management secretariat, they were evacuated when Sungai Pemandi overflowed its banks and entered into houses in nearby low-lying areas since 4pm.
“A total of 556 people from 162 families were evacuated to the relief centre at Dewan Kolej Vokasional Kota Tinggi at 9.15pm, while 49 people from nine families were evacuated to the relief centre at Dewan SJKC New Kota,” it said. — Bernama