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Bush and Gorbachev Should Expect Rough Seas With PM-Summit Rdp

December 1, 1989

Undated (AP) _ MARSAXLOKK BAY, Malta (AP) - President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev can expect heavy seas and possibly a thunderstorm when they meet on board warships in the Mediterranean on Saturday.

Meteorologists at the Civil Aviation Office of Malta said the sea will be rough with easterly swells when the leaders of the two superpowers begin 11 1/ 2 hours of weekend discussions on the Soviet warship Slava in the morning.

There was also a chance for a thundershower, with winds up to 20 knots.

Bush was greeted by blustery winds and rain when Air Force One landed in Malta on Friday morning. The temperature was a moderate 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meteorologist Frances Gauci said it was a typical weather pattern for this central Mediterranean island for this time of year. ″This variation of weather is quite normal,″ he said.

The rain on Malta was heavy early Friday.

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