According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia), Malaysia may be facing floods caused by the monsoon transitional phase that will last about 50 days.
Starting on 23rd March and lasting until mid-May, the country will experience the monsoon transition phase, which marks the conclusion of the Northeast Monsoon that began on 7th November of last year.
As stated by Muhammad Helmi Abdullah, the director-general of the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), this phase will bring about weak winds from different directions that will lead to the formation of thunderstorms. These thunderstorms typically result in heavy rainfall and strong winds for short periods.
He also said this typically happens in the afternoon and late evening in most areas on the west coast and interiors of the Peninsula, western Sabah, and central Sarawak.
“These conditions have the potential of causing flash floods and damage to unstable structures.” Muhammad Helmi added.
The public was advised to increase their vigilance during this period and stay informed about the weather forecasts and warnings provided on MetMalaysia’s official website, the myCuaca application, and social media platforms.
The public can contact MetMalaysia’s hotline at 1-300-22-1638 for further enquiries and information.
Remember to stay up to date regarding the flood news and be prepared for the possible flood by keeping important documents and other essentials to survive in an easily accessible place.
Source: METMalaysia, BERNAMA