Yellow alert for high winds and heavy rain on east coast

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department has issued a yellow weather alert for almost all areas throughout Kelantan and Terengganu, as well as several districts in Pahang, with high winds expected in the region from Nov 25 which can bring continuous heavy rainfall.

Met director-general Jailan Simon said the areas involved in Pahang were Jerantut, Maran, Kuantan, Pekan and Rompin.

“Strong winds with speeds of 40-50km/h with waves as high as 3.5 metres are expected to occur in waters off the respective states, and the weather warning is effective from Nov 25-27.

“In addition, the sea water level is also expected to rise due to the high tide during the period.” He said there was a risk of sea water overflowing along the coast and into river mouths in these areas,” he said in a statement today.

The weather in other parts of the east coast was expected to improve.