Continuous heavy rain in peninsula, Sarawak until Sunday


KUALA LUMPUR: Continuous heavy rainfall is expected in several states of the peninsula and Sarawak from today until Sunday.

Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia) director-general Alui Bahari, in a statement, said this condition was due to a monsoon surge from inland China which is expected to hit the east coast of the peninsula and west Sarawak.

“METMalaysia has updated weather alerts for Kelantan (Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Kota Bharu, Bachok, Machang and Pasir Puteh), Terengganu, Pahang (Kuantan, Pekan and Rompin), Johor (Mersing and Kota Tinggi) and Sarawak (Kuching, Samarahan, Serian, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu and Mukah).”

Strong winds with speeds up to 40-50kph and waves up to 3.5 metres are expected to occur in the waters off the east coast of the peninsula during that period.