Typhoon Sarika whose location was 1,248km Northeast of Sandakan, Sabah at 8pm on Friday, will not hit Sabah, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.
The department in a statement here today said the typhoon was on a West by Northwest trajectory heading towards Luzon Island, Philippines.
However, there was a spillover effect with strong winds and rough seas in the northern part of the Melaka Strait, off Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, it said.
It added that the situation was expected to persist until Wednesday (Oct 19). -- Bernama