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Lighting strikes during a thunderstorm in Kuala Lumpur, on April 12, 2021. — Picture by BERNAMA

MetMalaysia issues significant weather warning for west peninsular, East Malaysia

By Selangor Journal Team

SHAH ALAM, Dec 3 — The Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued a significant weather warning that could last several days, affecting the inland and west coast of the peninsular, among a number of locations.

Other parts of the country that could be affected are western and central Sarawak, as well as western Sabah, it said in a notice posted on its social media accounts.

“Based on weather model analysis, weak easterly winds are expected to prevail in the country in the coming days.

“This condition can potentially generate thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds in the late afternoon until early evening, with the potential to persist until early morning.”

The department advised the public to always keep themselves updated with the latest weather information by referring to www.met.gov.my, its official social media accounts, or by downloading the myCuaca mobile application.

Previously, MetMalaysia had said that the country is expected to face the northeast monsoon season from November 11 until March 2024, a spell that is projected to bring about episodes of thunderstorm and heavy rain. 

Its director-general Muhammad Helmi Abdullah had warned that continuous heavy rain for several days may result in flooding in low-lying and flood-risk areas.

He added that if the downpours coincide with high tides and storm surges, the risk of flooding could be more extreme.

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