Malaysia: Thunderstorms and strong winds expected until November

C. Premananthini New Straits Times 30 Sep 17;

KUALA LUMPUR: With the Southwest Monsoon season being in its final phase, Malaysia will soon experience a monsoon transition, beginning October.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, when the transition begins thunderstorms and strong winds are expected to occur in the evening.

Its director-general Alui Bahari, when contacted, said the transition period will continue until November this year.

“As of now, the southwest monsoon season is in its final period. Several states in the country will be experiencing heavy downpour.

“This is because of continuous strong winds coming from the Andaman Sea which carries a high content of water vapor, therefore you would see a marked increase in rainfall above average and states in the northern peninsula will face heavy rains.

“Also, in the mid-Sept there were slight changes in the weather forecast pattern where Typhoon Doksuri which occurred in Vietnam, had affected the wind patterns, bringing rain to the northern peninsula,” he said.

He said in September, Chuping Meteorological station recorded the highest amount of rainfall sinc 1995 with 389.3mm.

He said thuderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds over states of Perlis, Kedah (Langkawi, Kubang Pasu and Kota Setar districts), Negri Sembilan (Port Dickson district), Melaka and Johor (Tangkak, Muar and Batu Pahat districts) are expected to persist until late morning.


Monsoon transition period until early November
Bernama New Straits Times 5 Oct 17;

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will go through a monsoon transition period from tomorrow until November.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department said this normally leads to localised heavy rain and thunder storms in a short period of time with frequent strong winds especially in the afternoon until early night.

According to a statement from the department today, most of the districts in the west coast states and interiors of the peninsular, west coast of Sabah and central Sarawak would be affected.

“The public have been advised to be more alert about the impact of frequent thunderstorms during the monsoon transition period such as heavy rain, strong winds and lightning,” the statement said. — BERNAMA


Met warns of strong winds and thunderstorms till Nov
The Star 5 Oct 17;

PETALING JAYA: Strong winds and heavy rain are expected as Malaysia experiences a monsoon transition.

The Malaysian Meteorology Department advised the public to be cautious as the country enters a monsoon transition phase from Oct 6 until early November.

"During this period, regional areas of our country will experience light winds from various directions," its director-general Alui Bahari said in a statement Thursday.

"Typically, heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to occur at short intervals, and strong winds can occur more often during the late afternoons and evenings in most areas of the west coast, interior of the peninsula, west coast of Sabah, and the western and central parts of Sarawak," he said.

Alui advised the public to be "more careful" during the thunderstorms that occur during the monsoon transition phase that will result in heavy rain, strong winds, and lightning.

The latest weather information can be obtained through the Malaysia Meteorological Department Facebook or Twitter page, its website www.met.gov.my, mobile application myCuaca, or Hotline at 1-300-22-1638.

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