Blame it on the moon, too


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 27 Dec 2014

Wet crossing: Motorists passing through the flooded Temerloh-Jerantut road near Kampung Tebing Tinggi in Kuala Krau, Pahang. — Bernama

PETALING JAYA: The massive flooding of Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast states is not just due to extremely heavy rainfall – the moon has something to do with it as well.

According to the Malaysia Meteorological Department (MMD), the gravitational pull of the moon can lead to higher than normal high tides, more so when it is at its closest to the earth, a position also known as perigee.

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