Be aware of the coming flash floods

by | Dec 14, 2022 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

The Meteorological Department of Malaysia or MetMalaysia warned of inclement weather for four days, from Dec 17 to Dec 21, on the east coast of the peninsula which is expected to cause flash floods.

MetMalaysia has also issued a Category 1 warning of strong winds and rough seas for Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang over the next few days where the sea level is expected to rise with a risk of seawater flooding on the coast.

If needed, MetMalaysia, who are monitoring the situation, will issue a ‘Continuous Heavy Rain Warning’ and prolonged rain could cause the temperature to drop to 22 degrees Celsius on the east coast of the peninsula.

For the same period, on the west coast, west Sabah and north Sarawak, thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds are expected in the afternoons until the early part of night and MetMalaysia has advised all agencies to be in a state of preparedness.

This, according to the National Antarctic Research Centre, is due to heavy monsoon rain over the next three days triggered by the active La Nina and negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) phenomena.

Based on forecasts by MetMalaysia, the Southeast Asia-Oceania Flash Flood Guidance System and the Irrigation and Drainage Department, six states have been issued a 24-hour flash flood warning. They are Johor, Pahang, Terengganu, Penang, Perak and Negeri Sembilan.