Malaysia: Monsoon on Malaysia's doorstep, says Meteorological Dept

ADRIAN DAVID New Straits Times 29 Oct 17;

KUALA TERENGGANU: The signs of the impending monsoon are here with thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong wind expected over several states in Peninsular Malaysia, today.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department’s forecast, the situation will persist until Thursday.

Tourism in Terengganu will be affected as access to its idyllic islands will be cut off during the monsoon season until March next year.

Continued rain is expected to cause flooding in low-lying areas in the peninsula states. The affected areas are in Perak (Manjung, Perak Tengah, Bagan Datoh and Hilir Perak), Selangor (Gombak, Petaling Jaya, Klang, Kuala Langat, Sepang and Hulu Langat), Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan (Jelebu, Jempol and Tampin), Johor (Segamat, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Mersing, Kota Tinggi, Johor Bahru, Kulai and Pontian), Pahang (Cameron Highlands, Lipis, Raub, Bentong, Rompin, Pekan and Kuantan), Kelantan (Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Kota Bharu, Bachok, Pasir Puteh, Machang and Tanah Merah) and Terengganu.

The department also forecast strong north-easterly winds of 40-50 km per hour with waves up to 3.5 metres to occur over the waters off Samui (Thailand), Tioman, Bunguran, Condore, Reef North and Layang-Layang until Thursday (Nov 2).

Similar conditions are expected off the coast of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor.

“This condition of strong winds and rough seas is dangerous to small crafts, recreational sea activities and sea sports,” the statement on its official website said.

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