SHAH ALAM, Dec 1 — The entire state is expected to be blanketed in a shower of heavy rains, strong winds and thunderstorms until later tonight, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia)
In a statement issued at 5.35pm, the agency said other states and territories which will also be affected include Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, and Labuan.
“Perak (Manjung, Perak Tengah, Bagan Datuk, Hilir Perak, Batang Padang and Muallim) Pahang (Bentong, Temerloh, Maran and Bera) and Johor (Tangkak, Segamat, Muar, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Pontian, Kulai, Kota Tinggi and Johor Bahru) will similarly see strong weather.
“In East Malaysia, Sarawak’s affected areas include Miri and Limbang, while in Sabah they are Pedalaman (Sipitang, Tenom, Kuala Penyu, Beaufort, Nabawan and Keningau), Pantai Barat (Papar, Putatan, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu and Tuaran), Tawau (Lahad Datu) dan Sandakan (Tongod, Telupid and Kinabatangan),” it said.
The weather is expected to persist until 9pm tonight.
MetMalaysia issues warnings whenever signs indicate a thunderstorm with a rain intensity exceeding 20 mm that is close to or is expected to occur for more than an hour.
A thunderstorm warning is a short-term warning valid for a period not exceeding six hours for a single release.