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M’sians Should Brace Themselves for Heavy Rain From 27 March Until Mid May, Says MET Dept

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Source: Sayang Sabah
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Monsoon season in general means heavy traffic, inconsistent public transport, thunderstorms and carrying big unfoldable umbrellas everywhere we go. Ugh. Well, it looks like we’ll be facing the wet weather (again) starting today (27 March).

Source: Facebook

According to the recent statement published by the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD) on their Facebook page on March 26, the monsoon transition phase is set to start from March 27 till mid May. Which is now guys!

This phase of monsoon marks the end of the Northeast monsoon season, which was expected to last till this month (March). During this phase, regional parts of the country will be facing gusts of wind from various directions at low speed.

Source: Sinar Harian

“Heavy rain, thunderstorms, and strong wind are expected to occur frequently in the evenings and early nights. The areas that will be heavily affected are states in the west coast and centre parts of the peninsula, west coast of Sabah and the west and central of Sarawak,” the statement continued.

In addition, the statement said, “Strong thunderstorms, along with heavy rain and strong wind can cause flash floods, as well as damage to unstable structures.”

Source: Eco-Business

The public is advised to be extra cautious during the monsoon transition phase and also to take note of the weather alerts released by the department through its website here, the myCuaca smartphone application, the RakanMET app, on Facebook (malaysiamet), Twitter (@malaysianmet), SMS 15888 and MMD Hotline 1 300 22 1MET (1638).

Brace yourselves guys, winter monsoon is coming.

 

Also read: 16 Comfort Foods That are PERFECT For Malaysia’s Rainy Days

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