Met dept issues severe warning alert

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  • Sunday, 26 Nov 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Meteoro­logical Department (MetMalaysia) has issued severe warning alert for the east coast states, predicting continuous rain and a wet wee­kend.

According to the department’s Facebook page, parts of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang will experience heavy rain until today.

“Heavy rain is expected to persist in Kelantan (Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Kota Baru, Bachok, Pasir Puteh, Machang, Tanah Merah, Jeli, Kuala Krai and Gua Musang as well as Terengganu,” it said in a statement.

The northeast monsoon, which started on Nov 13, is expected to last until March.

It typically brings heavy rain, which causes floods in the east coast states and east Sarawak. MetMalaysia is expecting between four and five episodes of continuous heavy rain during the monsoon.

The department also issued a bad weather warning in Pahang and Johor.

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