Monsoon rains batter southern states


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  • Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017

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PETALING JAYA: Strong north-east monsoon winds are bringing heavy rain to the southern states of Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor, too.

East coast states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang are also experiencing heavy rain due to the monsoon.

According to the Meteorological Depart­ment, the strong monsoon winds have carried rain across the east coast states to several districts in Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor which has resulted in heavy rain.

As of 5.15pm yesterday, Infobanjir website recorded a rainfall intensity of “very heavy rain” of more than 90mm rainfall in Jasin and “heavy rain” between 30mm and 60mm rainfall in Sg Duyong and Batu Hampar in central Malacca.

In Negri Sembilan, several areas recorded heavy rain in Tampin while Palong Sembilan in Jempol recorded very heavy rain, amounting to 62mm.

In Johor, several areas in Segamat recorded over 110mm in rainfall with Bandar Segamat having 163mm. Muar also experienced very heavy rain.

Certain parts of other districts in Johor also experienced heavy rainfall.

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