GEORGE TOWN: Several parts of Penang have been hit by flash floods following heavy rain this morning.
Community-run Penang Weather Watch posted videos of the flash floods that hit areas in George Town as well as Tanjung Tokong and Farlim in Air Itam.
In a part of Tanjung Tokong, flood waters reached knee-level, while the main entrance to Komtar in George Town was also flooded, but only at ankle height.
The meteorological department (MetMalaysia) issued a thunderstorm warning for the whole of Penang and Melaka as well as parts of Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Johor.
The downpours are expected to last until 2pm.
Meanwhile, checks on Waze found traffic snarls at several localities in Bayan Baru and Bayan Lepas, including Relau, Sungai Nibong and Bukit Jambul.
There was also traffic congestion in Jelutong, Sungai Pinang and Jalan Perak, as well as Lebuh Presgrave and Macalister Road in George Town.
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